I like what you say however I am pleased to have banked £3017.00 from Jd Sports this morning, it would have been more But I was a little late. Meanwhile Sirius minerals lost me a lot! I never thought that would happen! not with orders from China and South America for large sales contracts.... However!From a personal perspective, because I don’t “have a go” at anything; I have an established set of rules to manage my risk and they don’t include gambling on swings in volatile markets!
Even if I did trade individual equities how would I pick Easy Jet or JD from the pack? If it’s not on my watch list for a potential entry, the chances of me seeing a swing are small. And then when it has swung the chances of me getting a good, clean entry are smaller still.
There’s also increased risk in trading individual equities in a volatile market. The retail trader is only ever trading small volumes, getting on the back of the market movers and riding. It’s way to easy for your stop loss to be jumped when markets are volatile and when liquidity is variable. It’s very easy to trade in hindsight but you don’t make any cash!
ThaT’s my take on it. Others will have different risk appetites. Or, more likely, don’t have the same discipline.