The term trading and investing are sometimes use interchangeably, however they mean different things. When you trade, you buy something at one price and sell it later on at a higher price - at least that’s the goal. In contrast, when you invest, you purchase assets and hold them for over long periods of time. I like to think about trading in terms of Stock Prices, while Investing in terms of Value. When you trade, you only care about the price you buy and sell, when you invest you mainly care about the accumulated value over time.