BEST IS “” COMBO “” MEAL- TRADING & INVESTING- combined.But Technical skills and fundamental analysis are very important pointers in both cases. Don’t trade on leverage rather only trade with your own capital what ever it may be.
I would like to explain through following example:
(I have usedto calculate compound growth and for CAGR calculation)
 Suppose you have invested Rs. 100000 and you are getting annual growth of 18% then your worth will be approx. Rs. 524000 after 10 years.Here once you have to invest in few good stock/mutual funds and just forget for 10 years. No skill will be required.
 On the other side,suppose you have started stock trading with initial investment of Rs. 100000. Now I assume that with technical skills and fundamental analysis,you are trading that sum for next 10 years (Considering you are getting average 3% trade margin on monthly basis & cumulative investment basis so that you are getting CAGR of 42%) .Now as per my suggested calculator your total worth would be more than Rs. 30 lac.
It’s my personal perspective only. As I strongly believe “साहसे श्री प्रतिवसति” (In adventure resides Goddess Lakshmi (in other words, fortune favors the brave)
Wish you happy and prospective investing and trading in stocks.