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Long Term Investing

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With relentless enthusiasm, the corporate media extol the virtues of  “long term investing” in Wall Street products which range from a simple savings account to impossible to understand concoctions  that exploded like financial derivative death stars going supernova in 2008. The public is told in print, on TV and on the radio by various “experts” whose credentials all came from within the industry, “if you save your money and passively invest it for the long term,  if you don’t engage in market timing and make regular contributions, you will be rewarded”. This wisdom is coming from a ...
organization (a not-for-profit organization prior to 1998) whose aim is to teach individuals how to become successful long-term investors. The NAIC is an umbrella organization with around 13,000 member investment clubs, and approximately 120,000 individual members. 1 Membership has been in a steady decline since a peak of well over 400,000 in 1999. NAIC is the legal name of the organization. Its member magazine is called BetterInvesting , and it became the branded name of the association in 2004. NAIC/BetterInvesting is headquartered in Madison Heights, MI, a suburb of Detroit. The organization was founded in 1951 when five ...
ETF DAILY NEWS » Why Long Term Investors Lose Money In Commodity ...
Bloomberg published a critical report for anyone who has ever purchased a commodity ETF – especially the US Crude Oil ETF (NYSE:USO) and the US Natural Gas ETF (NYSE:UNG) . The article defines contango, shares real (shocking) experiences, and explains why these funds are not ideal for long-term investing due to the roll-over effect of commodity futures.   I wanted to highlight a few of the most important quotes from the article:   The article begins with a typical investor seeing the plunge in oil prices to the $35 level in early 2009, so the investor calls his broker to buy shares of the crude oil fund (NYSE:USO) – after all, ... market research, surveys and trends
Altucher: 7 tricks for investing for the long term. - Financial ...
When you invest for the long term, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you do not want to lose money. If you make money, then all is good. The upside will take care of itself. Obviously, if you don’t lose money, it means you’re making money. - Talk to the CEO . People say the management team will always fool you and you can’t believe them. This is true. It’s not like the management team is going to say “things are horrible. Don’t buy our stock.” (At least not usually). But the CEO probably knows the industry he’s in better than most. A half-hour conversation with a CEO ... market research, surveys and trends


ING DIRECT USA Survey: 2010 - The Year of Personal Financial ...
/PRNewswire/ -- Americans are raising an optimistic toast to their personal finances in 2010, taking meaningful steps to improve their own financial situations and ring in a more hopeful year. A new survey sponsored by ING DIRECT USA found 43 percent of Americans are optimistic about their personal finances this year and listed among their most important goals: spending less overall, building up an emergency fund and earning enough to cover monthly bills. "Americans believe 2010 will bring some economic recovery," said Arkadi Kuhlmann , President of ING DIRECT USA. "However, before Americans can say goodbye to the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Long-Term Investing in a Short-Term World
May 18, 2006 ... it is intriguing to note 43 percent of hedge fund equity holdings are in stocks with market capitalizations of $5 billion or less (versus ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Next Big Investing Fad
The verdict is in. Investors are throwing in the towel on long-term buy-and-hold investing strategies. After living though a decade containing two bear markets and a financial crisis, many folks aren't much further ahead than they were 10 years ago. Just ask the S&P 500, which is currently trading roughly where it was in February 1999. Feeling let down by the promise of long-term investing strategies, investors are looking for new ways to protect their capital and make money in an uncertain market.   Alternative lifestyles According to Morningstar data, investors got back into the game in June, adding money to mutual ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Must-Read Bloomberg Article on Why Long Term Investors in Commodity ETFs Lose ...
Bloomberg published a critical report for anyone who has ever purchased a commodity ETF – especially the USO (Crude Oil) and UNG (Natural Gas). The article defines contango, shares real (shocking) experiences, and explains why these funds are not ideal for long-term investing due to the roll-over effect of commodity futures. The article – a MUST read – is entitled: “ETFs Imperil Investors When Contango Conspires with Pre-Rolling.” [UPDATE: Article link is to the Disciplined, who has a similar discussion as I have here - the original Bloomberg article is moved or removed] I wanted to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


ASX/Russell Long-Term Investing Report - 2006
The ASX/Russell Long Term Investing Report (the “Report”) has been prepared by Russell Investment Management Ltd ABN 53 068 338 974, AFS Licence ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investor Tips: Mutual Fund Investing
You can't open a newspaper or read a magazine without seeing ads promoting the stellar performance of "hot" mutual funds. But past performance is not as important as you may think, especially the short-term performance of relatively new or small funds. As with any investment, a fund's past performance is no guarantee of its future success. Over the long-term, the success (or failure) of your investment in a fund also will depend on factors such as: the fund's sales charges, fees, and expenses; the taxes you may have to pay when you receive a distribution; the age and size of the fund; the fund's ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Costly trade, managerial myopia, and long-term investment
Research and Development expense is used as the empirical proxy for investment in long-term projects for three reasons. First, ...
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WikiAnswers - What is Long-Term Investing
A short term investment could be something that you would use in the next couple months or years, such as a Certificate of Deposit. A long term investment would be something that you may not be using... What is short term and long term ? I'm not sure exactly what type of decision you are trying to find short term and long term for, but for business decisions short term is zero to three months, and long term is anything over a year. Types of short- term investments ? A handful of ways to short - term invest are using: stocks, 3 and 6 month CD's, options, and corporate investments ( where you invest money into the ...
What are the Pro's and Con's of long term investing? - Yahoo! Answers
Assuming you are going to invest in mutual funds and not the stock market. The pro's outnumber the cons. The pros would be that if you are consistent with your deposits and save you money well, you could be a millionaire by the time you are 60. Mutual funds are also safe and unlike the stock market, it usually goes at a pretty constant rate. The cons would be it takes almost your entire working life up until you retire to collect the benefits and it is very hard to not spend you money instead of saving it up. Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: . There are currently no comments for this question. * You must ...