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Short-term trading, buying stocks and holding for five minutes to five hours, has returned about 400% for me over the past eleven months. I use my own proprietary trading method, watch the markets all day long and am usually 100% cash overnight. I love what I do and although a Buy and Hold investor most of my prior life, I would not, could not, go back to it under any circumstances. Building wealth is a state of mind as much as an investing technique. If you really think you can do it passively holding stocks for the long term, you probably can. I thought I could do it through in and out trading, and I have.

Just wondering, but what is your return after trading charges and taxes or is your 400% figure after all trading costs?
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