Amateur Investor

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Amateur Investor

An investor who deals in securities but does not do so professionally. Amateur investors participate in the markets for any number of reasons. They may be unemployed and trade penny stocks to pay bills, or they may invest because they want to control their retirements directly. Some professional investors may look down on amateur investors out of a belief that they are motivated by emotion or they are ignorant of the best investment strategies. However, there is little evidence to support this idea. See also: Odd-lotter, Odd-lot theory.
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The meteoric rise of Bitcoin prices has caught the fancy of everyone from amateur investors to ultra high net worth individuals.
With this, the BIBF aims to train an immense number of participants and become a trusted partner with delivering a range of programmes that meet various levels of investing and trading knowledge to broaden the range of investment awareness and know-how across the Kingdom for seasoned and amateur investors.
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Investment professionals; academics from a variety of disciplines; and talented and engaged amateur investors -- problem-solvers at the boundary or outside of the investment field willing to transfer knowledge from one field to others.
Stuart Law, chief executive of Assetz, said: "The froth has been taken off the overseas market in recent years as amateur investors were deterred by increased risk and the end of sky high capital gains.
The speculators and other amateur investors were conspicuous by their absence as was any hint of unrealistic, dazzling developments.
The speculators and other amateur investors were conspicuous by their absence as were any hint of unrealistic or dazzling developments.
El-Waly, who has worked in the financial sector for 17 years, said the past period is a good long-term measurement, and that the main challenge faced by investment managers is the lack of awareness among amateur investors who make up about "50 percent of the market.
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Demand for real estate was at its peak during last year's event and speculators and amateur investors were eager to capitalise on short term premiums," Goodchild added.
Kondo is one of many Japanese amateur investors who have suffered serious losses on the back of the yen's rally against other key currencies.

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