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Why Day Trading Stocks Is Not the Way to Invest

Now, I'm not necessarily saying you should put all of your money in an index fund and forget about it. If you want to take an active role in your investing, it's entirely possible to consistently beat the market by investing in high-quality stocks . The best long-term investments have strong histories of profitability, growing dividends, and excellent management, just to name a few qualities. You can check out more Fool.com articles for sound analysis of quality companies.

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Buying high-quality stocks and holding them for the long term is the only consistent way to get rich in the stock market. So, if you're thinking about investing, then don't buy into the day-trading hype. Instead, remember that slow and steady is the way to go, and the vast majority of day traders will lose -- even when the market goes up.

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