No. of Recommendations: 0
Well, if you are going to own individual stocks, you need to find the time to re-assess each holding every day. I do not think that you can determine a stock to be a long-term hold ahead of time. Not saying that no stock is a long-term hold, just that it is impossible to know ahead of time. A lot of things can happen.

Even if you hold index funds or ETFs, you still need to pay attention.

Whenever you buy something you should decide under what circumstances you would sell. You may change your decision criteria at some point for some reason, of course, but you should always have sell criteria.
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
Live Video Event Monday!
The GP team is hosting a live video event on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Don't worry if you can't make it — we'll have a replay and a transcript. Click for more!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.