Long-Term Investing

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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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He said: "The nature of our industry is one that requires a commitment to long-term investment and strategic vision.
22 times long-term investment capital, respectively.
Synopsis: Thirty-five percent of Americans favor real estate as the best long-term investment choice, a four-percentage-point gain from last year that moves it further ahead of stocks (22%), gold (17%), savings accounts (15%) and bonds (7%).
The Permanent Representatives Committee approved, on behalf of the Council, a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a regulation aimed at increasing the pool of capital available for long-term investment into the EU economy by creating a new form of fund vehicle.
HOUSE price falls and the mortgage drought have led to a steep drop in the number of people who think property is the most reliable long-term investment, research indicated today.
ISTANBUL, Dec 29, 2010 (TUR) -- France-based Air Liquide, a global supplier of industrial gases, has said the company was seeking opportunities for long-term investment in Turkey after recently opening its first plant in the country.
Summary: Long-term investment in growth-generating sectors is part of the objectives set by the Government's industrial strategy, Industry and Investments Promotion Minister Hamid Temmar said Sunday here.
Saudi Aramco has renewed its commitment to long-term investment plans in oil and gas during the global financial crisis, which has dampened demand for sources of energy.
Big money, little effort; a winning strategy for profitable long-term investment.
This should be a terrific long-term investment for HOKI.
Variable annuities are hybrid securities and insurance products intended only for long-term investment.
Attributes of a company's reputation for the survey include innovativeness, employee talent, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, and quality of products and services.

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