i see how you would think that. But here's the scoop. Maybe one half of one percent of my investments, i will use for speculation. I always do it in an IRA so i won't get hit with the short term capital gain tax. I shoot to make a little bit on a short term trade, maybe a day trade, or hold it pretty much as long as i need to. It is entirely separate from everything else, which is pretty much buy and hold. At one time, i was able to go something like 90% of these trades being profitable. As i said before, during the last dip a couple of weeks ago, i did a handful of these and lost every single time until i bought near the bottom on a few and held onto them (still).
Those short term trades are about making a few bucks and no, nothing about investing.