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Time horizon

The period, usually expressed in years, for which an investor expects to hold an investment.

Time Horizon

The length of time an investment is intended to last, usually expressed in years. Having a time horizon helps an investor set his/her short-term and long-term investment plans. See also: Horizon analysis, Horizon return.

time horizon

The interval during which an investment program is to be completed. An investor's time horizon is very important in determining the types of investments that should be selected. For example, investments that would be appropriate for an individual's retirement in 30 years are seldom suitable for reaching a short-term goal. Also called horizon.
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In almost all situations tested, the traditional advice of holding stocks in a taxable account and bonds in an IRA was best when time horizons were shorter than 20 years.
The paper titled "Model to Estimate Monthly Time Horizons for Application of DEA in Selection of Stock Portfolio and for Maintenance of the Selected Portfolio" [1] contains an error in equations set (17).
Time horizons amongst Western expatriates rose by just more than one year but the "most significant" changes were observed amongst Arab expatriates and NRIs, Invesco said.
The culprit appears to be a combination of behavioral finance biases: bad anchors, and an excessive focus on recent (and short) time horizons.
Short time horizons results in boundary effects (boundary distortions) on the time-frequency diagram--the beginning and the end of time horizon.
Dubai Gulf Cooperation Council investors are highly risk averse and have relatively short time horizons for investments made in 2011, according to the newly-released Invesco Middle East Asset Management Study, a survey of investors conducted by Invesco, an investment bank and NMG, an independent strategy consultant.
Tolchard said the increasingly risk-averse investment patterns highlighted by the Invesco study, along with the broadening and strengthening of time horizons suggests that 2011 may be a real point of inflexion in the region, a shift to a more positive outlook as markets are expected stabilise amid global financial recovery, and investor confidence slowly returning," said Tolchard.
The idea is to create a comprehensive investment strategy that considers your various financial goals, appetite for risk, income needs, time horizons, tax concerns, existing assets and family situation.
These are some of the most common time horizons and investment premises that investors follow.
Of course, short bonds yield less than those with longer time horizons, since investors don't expect the same kind of reward for lending money for five years as they would for 10.
Owners who have seen appreciation in their properties and have fairly long time horizons for their investments might consider selling their assets and puffing the proceeds into blue chip stocks or mutual funds specializing in them.
The issue of managerial time horizons is especially important because the time horizons of US managers are widely believed to be short relative to their foreign competitors (Mannix/Loewenstein 1994).