Long-term Investing

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…

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…

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.…

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…

With the continued strength of oil prices, many investors are looking at a long-term investing strategy of putting their money in oil stocks. There could be some issues with specific country risk for oil stocks that many investors might not…

It’s that time of the year…investors want to know where the stock market is headed in 2012. And I don’t blame them for their anticipation. It’s been three great years for stocks; what will we see next year? In classic…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. In my previous commentary, I talked about the concept of stock or market reversals and the need to be aware of several chart patterns that could arise. Given the current strong rally in stocks,…

The February housing market data was mixed. Readers here know how I have been negative on the housing market, despite those who say the sector is ripe for a rebound. I say, "no," at least not in the foreseeable future.…

I'd like to spend this column going over a few mid-cap companies that I really like. Three in particular stand out as solid, long-term wealth-creators for investors, in my opinion. Long-time readers of this column will know of my affinity…

When I look at companies to evaluate, one of the first things I do is examine their long-term charts. Companies that have strong long-term positive trends immediately catch my interest. Take a look at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE/HDI), for instance. The…

Recently, I came across another attractive company that fits into my eye care investment theme. I know it's a tough environment in which to consider buying stocks right now, but you might consider putting this company on your radar screen.…

As many of you who have read my columns are aware, I view the Internet sector as an excellent long-term growth vehicle. Unlike brick and mortar businesses, the Internet is constantly fresh and full of changes. I believe the trend…