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Jon Mckee Queen Amatex Capital Explains About Investing & Trading in Financial Market


Trading and investing are two very different methods of attempting to profit in the financial markets. In equity market, trading and investing are the two varieties of the field. But, trading and investing are very diverse approaches of generating profits or wealth creation in the financial market.

Jon Mckee Queen Amatex Capital has more than fifteen years of experience in financial sector, during which he has served on the Board of Directors of quite a few companies. Mr. Queen started his career as a certified securities representative for John Hancock Financial Services in New York. After graduating from the law school, he has been associated for several years as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP and has taken part in several big public and private sector financial transactions that are worth more than $2 billion.

Mr. Queen has left Latham in order to work in the Hong Kong commodities and trading sector. He has worked there as Senior Vice President to the International Environmental Trading Group. Later on he has worked as Executive Director to The Anemone Group. He has also served as an official advisor to the National Agency of Ecological Investments of Ukraine from 2008 till 2010. During President Clinton’s administration, Jon Mckee Queen has also worked on Capitol Hill for the United States House Banking and Financial Services Committee. At present he is working with Amatex Capital, a private equity firm that pursues arbitrage opportunities and special situations in Ukraine. He explains in detail about the difference between investing and trading:

  • Trading is a process of holding stocks for a limited time frame. It can be for a week or a day as well. Trader holds stocks till the short term high performance while, investing is a method that works on buy and hold standard. Investors invest their money for a few years, decades or for even long term time frame.
  • Traders take a look at the price movement of stocks in the market. If the price goes upward, traders may sell the stocks. Trading is skill of timing the market while on the other hand investing is an art of creating wealth by compounding dividend and interest over the years by holding quality stocks in the market.
  • Both investing and trading involve risk on your capital. But, trading relatively includes higher risk and superior potential returns as the price might go low or high in a short while. On the other hand, investing includes relatively lower risk and lower returns but it may deliver higher returns by compounding interests and dividends in case it is kept for a longer period of time.
Jon Mckee Queen Amatex Capital holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an Economics degree from Cornell University, as well as a Certificate of Study in Business & Public Policy from Wharton Business School.
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