Long-term investing an investment strategy where a position is taken in a stock, a market, a currency or a commodity and is not sold for at least a few years. Long-term investing is creating an investment thesis on taking a position and why this position will pay off in the long run. The danger with long-term investing is staying with a position that continues to lose money. The most important aspect of long-term investing is to evaluate the investment thesis constantly. Things change. If the change alters the investment thesis, then an investor needs to sell and move on. If the thesis still works, then the difficult part is staying with a losing position until the market turns and proves the thesis right.
Improving unemployment numbers added fuel to the rise in the U.S. dollar. While the U.S. dollar’s strength is likely to be a major issue this year, long-term investors shouldn’t worry.
Let me explain…
U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength
There is a glimmer of hope, as the U.S. dollar index (a measure of the U.S. dollar’s strength relative to a number of other currencies) hits multiyear highs…. Read More
When it comes to long-term investing, it’s important to have a solid investment strategy that looks past the short-term fluctuations and focuses on the horizon. While many have been quite negative on the U.S. economy—and for good reason over the short term—this means many people have missed a good investment strategy involving the accumulation of the domestic carmakers before the latest move upward in their stock prices…. Read More
There has been a lot written over the past couple of years regarding the lack of investor sentiment with the decline in participation from retail investors. We’ve heard over and over about how the investor sentiment has generally been negative by the retail customer. This is best seen by the average volume drop, especially this year. There are several reasons that are certainly justified for this poor investor sentiment, but the average retail client should focus on long-term investing and not on competing with large institutions over short-term trading…. Read More
When it comes to investment strategy, many U.S.-based firms simply take the approach of blaming cheap foreign labor everywhere else and throwing up their hands as if there’s nothing they can do. That’s not much of a long-term investing strategy. There are some examples of U.S.-based firms that are generating strong corporate profits with a unique investment strategy—providing innovative products that customers really want…. Read More
Uranium investing has been severely hurt by all the bad news regarding nuclear power plants following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan last year. Immediately following this horrific accident, many investors got out of uranium investing and went to the sidelines until the future of the industry was clearer. Recent events are now allowing the clouds to part for uranium investing and perhaps the tide may be turning for those interested in long-term investing…. Read More