The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Jim Mueller discusses topics around the investing world.

What's the best way to profit from investing? Wall Street recommends trading slips of paper on a short-term basis, trying to outguess everyone else where the next upward movement will come from. At Motley Fool Stock Advisor, on the other hand, we believe it's through buying part of excellent businesses, understanding them, and holding for the long term, and we have the track record to prove it. Jim uses an article about Netflix and Coinstar to illustrate this difference. You may not believe that Netflix (or Coinstar) is a great business, but your success will most likely come from investing, and not from trading. 

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