Sample of 2 back to back daily candle sticks Recently one of my friends asked me about contra-trades, i.e. trades made before settlement and that led me to reconsider if these practices are advisable for the average investor and if it goes against the very principle of investing. From my point of view, I think there are many ways to argue why this practice is either “right” or “wrong” but instead of going that path, let me share with you guys a more objective point of view. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will have a clearer idea of why I am one of those who will sell when there is an intra-day or contra-trade opportunity even though I am a stooge investor myself. Pump-and-Dumps are never initiated by calm and calculated investors Experienced investors are used to buying when the markets or stocks are still on a