Every trader and investor aspires to achieve financial success in the stock market, much like Warren Buffett and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. But only a select few succeeded in doing so. 

Trading on the stock market has various guises. While some entail monetary settlements based on share prices, others involve buying and selling shares. A prevalent sort of trading is delivery trading. It now has a stronger connection to investment than trading. It is so that they can keep their stock holdings for a more extended time. It is only sometimes the case with other trading strategies, mainly intraday trading.

Through capital markets, there are two ways to trade. First, trading intraday or delivery-based (investment) trading is an option. You must sell the stock before the market closes on the day it is purchased because intraday trading frequently occurs in a single day.

Although intraday trading might be alluring, only some are fans. A person requires to monitor their location minute by minute. However, an investor who is unsatisfied with such an approach should avoid the intraday strategy.

On another aspect, A trader who expects to produce money quickly should avoid getting into a delivery mode of trading because this style of trading requires a lot of patience which most traders need to acquire. 

Advantages of Delivery Trade

No limit in selling stocks: If you have confidence in a firm’s enterprise and economics and think the company is performing well, you can hold onto your shares for a long time. The benefit of remaining in the stock is possible.

Unlike intra-day trading, One may not be obligated by time to sell. 

Short selling carries no risk: Short selling is the practice of borrowing shares to sell in the market and then purchasing them back before the close of trading. It is a dangerous trading technique that depends on the stock price dropping throughout the trading day. You cannot short-sell in delivery trading. Therefore, you avoid it and the risk that comes with it.

Greater returns: For long-term investors, dividends and bonuses serve as the only source of income until the shares are sold. As a result, it can dramatically boost investment earnings.

Disadvantages of Delivery

Blocking of Funds

-Stocks must be purchased by paying the entire share price for each one. So, your funds are in place unless you decide to sell your holding.

Intraday Advantages

Allowed to buy shares on margin 

-In this trading, you are allowed to only pay for part of the full price of the stock.

Allows short sell

-If a person thinks that the price of a stock will drop throughout the trading day, he may sell the shares without ever purchasing them or holding them from earlier deals.

Catch the price trends early

-When there is a price correction or rising trend in pricing, one of the main benefits of intraday trading is that you can catch the wave early.


*Bullet Timeframe 

No other benefits, such as bonuses and rights or dividends

Required to be monitored closely


All trading styles have pros and cons, but in an overall view, Delivery involves less risk than intraday trading, where gains and losses are recorded on the same day. If you don’t have the time to evaluate your portfolio every day, investing over the long term is a good option.

Intraday trading is an option for people with a good background in technical analysis who are adept at seeing patterns on charts and have a lot of free time.

In another article, I would like to talk about how trading in fundamental works.