For investors, the goal of being active does not mean constantly buying and selling.
Churning your portfolio will do you little good, though your broker might benefit from the commissions you pay.
In most cases, people who think they have the skills necessary to trade effectively end up drastically underperforming the markets. Instead of trying to add value to your holdings by always moving your assets from one idea to the next, choose investments that give you maximum impact, and then hold them. Watch this two-minute video to learn how to be an active investor.