Trading these days are mainly done in a short term, or what is known as “Day Trading” or “Aggressive Trading”. Meaning that trades are bought and sold within a short time frame.
Day Trading is done with highly liquid assets. Meaning that the value of the traded assets can change a great deal in a short time.
This enables large profits to be earned, and therefore very popular to traders.
Long-term Trading is called “Passive Trading” and involves tradings in time frames of months or years.
In the hopes that the value of the invested asset, will increase overtime.