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Buy and Hold

Buy and hold is an investment strategy where an underlying asset is purchased and held with strong speculation that the underlying asset will perform exceptionally well over the long term regardless of short term volatility.  This is a popular strategy given the fact that the U.S. stock market, namely the S&P 500 index has returned around 11-13% over the last 50 years excluding dividends.  Buying and holding also minimizes trading costs such as commissions and taxation.

 

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