Short-Term versus Long-Term Investment

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  1. Short-Term versus Long-Term Investment

You must select whether you will manage the funds and evaluate success with a short-term or long-term perspective when defining investing objectives. You may or may not have a choice in every situation. People in charge of other people's money may be under a lot of pressure to perform at a certain level in the short term. Short-term traders frequently utilize technical analysis, which is focused on examining market indicator series and charting, to aid in decision-making. Long-term investors look for fundamentally good companies to buy and hold. A long-term investor does not expect to be able to buy at the precise bottom or sell at the exact top. Investors who choose to buy and hold are known as buy-and-hold investors.

  1. Considerations Regarding Liquidity

Liquidity is defined as an investor's capacity to turn an investment into cash in a reasonable amount of time at fair market value or with a minimal capital loss. If there are extraordinary prospects for profit, the absence of immediate liquidity can be justified in many circumstances. Housing marketĀ investments may produce a positive return to offset the increased transaction activity expenses. A terrible investment, of course, will be even more difficult to sell.To identify the requirement for liquidity, investors must thoroughly assess their personal circumstances.


  1. Factors in Taxation

High-tax investors have different investment goals than reduced investors or tax-exempt charities or similar organizations. Government securities with no taxable interest or investments that provide tax credits or tax havens may appeal to a high-taxed investor and therefore there is the need to consider tax factors when setting investment objectives

  1. Management Smoothness

Another thing to think about when developing an investment strategy is how simple it will be to implement. The investor must determine how much time and effort he or she can devote to their investment portfolio and take appropriate action. This may determine whether you like to trade on a daily basis or take a longer-term approach to the stock market.

iv) Capital appreciation vs. current income

The desire for current income versus capital appreciation is a second factor to consider when deciding on investment goals. Although closely related to a risk assessment, this choice is different. mature businesses in industries including utility companies, manufacturing, and textile. Smaller, rising enterprises in high technology, energy, or electronics may be a good place to seek for price advantages. Although the latter companies may not pay a cash dividend, the investor looks for a rise in the value of the company to offer the desired return.
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