Still learning to recognize terms that people use in this forum. Question:
1. When people say they are "shorting" a stock, is it shorting in the general sense (without ever owning the stock)? thought that was prohibited in Australia currently or am I wrong?
2. If purchasing stocks then selling it immediately within a few minutes/hours, what is that called?
3. Do people generally classify crystallised gains or profits on a daily, weekly, or annual basis?
4. I'm currently classifying myself by counting weekly gains (crystallized). With 10k since before Christmas, I'm profiting from 150-900 per week, with only 1 week where that didn't happen. Is that a good perfomance? What performance I should be aiming for? i.e. what is the benchmark? surely is not just beating term deposit performance annually. Is there a website which describes various % performances of various managements or people selections?