Nov. 19, 20202 min read

Retail vs Institutional Traders {INFOGRAPHIC}

Written by stockstotrade

Retail vs Institutional Traders…Do you know and understand the differences between retail traders and institutional traders? 

You’re probably considered a retail trader. If you trade for your own personal account instead of for another company or organization.

Institutional traders are making trades for banks, insurance companies, or even hedge funds.

These types of traders often get their educations in finance or economics from a college. Meanwhile, retail traders teach themselves from resources on the internet. 

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Do you focus on technical systems, price patterns (such as the Dead Cat Bounce), or indicators? If so- you’re a retail trader. Institutional traders focus on fundamentals and trading psychology. 

There’s so much more that distinguishes these two types of traders. This infographic will break it down in a simple way so that you can learn.

So check it out and absorb as much knowledge as you can so you can better be prepared for making trades in the Stock Market.  

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Retail vs. Institutional Traders {INFOGRAPHIC}

It’s important to understand as much as you can about the Stock Market. Knowing the difference between retail traders and institutional traders is important. You probably had a good idea about why you are the type of trader that you are, but most people don’t take the time to learn about the other types of traders out there. Remember, the more you learn the better prepared you can be when making trades in the Stock Market. 

If you’re new to trading, there’s a lot to learn. Start here. 


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