Recently, I have been getting quite a number of emails seeking my inputs on the “best price” they should purchase shares of a company. For the benefit of everyone, I would like to share with you my personal opinion on this question in my post today – from the perspective of both a short-term swing trader and a long-term investor.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1100  followers.

To begin, in my personal opinion, there is no such thing as a “best price” you should buy shares of a particular company. Everyone (whether you are a short-term trader or a long-term investor) have their own preferred prices to buy/sell a company’s shares based on their own analyses – which explains why, at any price point, there are buy and sell transactions (because at any buy price,