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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These firms usually prefer long-term investments to match their long-term liabilities.
The Philippines remains a positive spot for long-term investments, and foreign players in February continue to pour capital into the country for potential gain, based on data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
Islamic finance can play a vital role in mobilising resources for long-term investments to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), said a joint report by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group.
The report - entitled, "The Role of Islamic Finance in Financing Long-Term Investments" - was unveiled by IsDB Group President Dr.
'Initially we are going for short-term investments and after some time we will go for long-term investments to turn a good profit,' the official disclosed.
The USD4.0 billion increase in total assets for the third quarter was attributable primarily to increases in the bank's short-term liquidity portfolio (USD2.9 billion), advances (USD0.7 billion) and long-term investments (USD0.4 billion).
The growing gap between stocks and real estate, and the continued rise of the latter as the preferred choice for long-term investments, may simply be a return to the norm.
Ours is an industry that makes long-term investments.
The Group's total adjusted gross debt had risen to $2.97 billion as at end-September 2014 - an amount much higher than the expected $2.2 billion, to fund its capex, long-term investments and heftier working capital requirements for its enlarged downstream operations.
Also, companies that are consistently successful in gaining market share and which remain focused on their area of expertise could be sound long-term investments. Lastly, holding a cash buffer could also help investors take advantage of market corrections to buy quality businesses at lower prices.
The increase in long-term debt has diversified GIC's funding and allowed it to repay shorter-term funding and better match its long-term investments.
It aims to make long-term investments in domestic firms to back their strategy and get access to their governance.

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