Long-Term Investing

Long-Term Investing

The practice of buying and holding a security, portfolio or investment strategy for a term of longer than one year. The exact number of years varies according to the usage. For example, a long-term stock investor may outline investment goals for any time longer than one year, while a long-term bond investor may hold a bond until it matures 10 or more years later. Long-term investing involves more uncertainty than short-term investing because, in general, market trends are more easily predictable in the short term. Thus, while planning for the long term is necessary, one's plan must be flexible to account for the uncertainty inherent in it. See also: Value investor.
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Their commitment to long-term investing and leadership on issues such as valuation, transparency and governance aligns well with our growth strategy.
In an exclusive column written for Gulf News by the Minister of Economy, he discussed the areas where the UAE can significantly contribute its experience and lessons learnt, including: economic growth and social inclusion; employment, skills and human capital; he also writes that the UAE has demonstrated a successful track record and long-term vision in the areas of long-term investing, infrastructure and economic development.
This year's WEF is titled "The New Global Context", with a focus on environment and resource scarcity; employment skills and human capital; gender parity; long-term investing, infrastructure and development; food security and agriculture; international trade and investment; future of the internet; global crime and anti-corruption; social inclusion; and the future of financial systems.
Long-term investing does take significant discipline, and it can be incredibly stressful at times.
He explains the importance of this holistic diversification and how to do diversify by moving from short-term to long-term investing.
I'm sure if you've read my column, heard my speeches, or had the chance to talk with me one-on-one, you know I have loudly and consistently beat the drum for sound money management and disciplined, long-term investing.
Successful long-term investing starts by being empowered with knowledge.
For ISAs - and I'm referring to stocks and shares ISAs for long-term investing - there is no tax relief on money going in, but then no tax on what you take out, and unlike pensions you've got permanent access to your whole fund to take an income, or lump sums, too, or you could cash in the fund tax free and take the whole lot to do whatever you choose, irrespective of your age.
Not only is the Coutts business model largely deposit-led but also our long-term investing ethos of broadly diversified portfolios means that our clients are well-placed to weather the current storms.
While money market accounts or GICs may be prudent for short-term use, they may not be appropriate for long-term investing for retirement.
The method takes the wild card of trying to time the market out of the investing equation and builds discipline for long-term investing.

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