I enjoy trading in the capital market and watching the stock market is something I do on a regular basis. I think many people have a different style of investing today than there was many years ago.
My dad would buy stocks and hold on to them for many, many years. I am sure he has sold some stock in his life, but not very often. He owns stock in a lot of blue chip companies that pay good dividends.
The dividend payments he receives are monthly income for him. I have some dividend paying stocks in my portfolio, but I also like to trade some stocks that have a higher risk/reward ratio.