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Trading the World Away … the Rot at the Core of Markets

Day traders generally trade too much and take too many risks.

This article cites a 2006 study led by Professor Brad Barber that analyzed the trading record for Taiwan’s stock exchange for four years in the 1990s. They found that, in a typical six-month period, “more than eight out of 10 day traders lose money” and that total losses were staggering: 2.2 percent of Taiwanese GDP annually.