Why You Must Invest Long Term – Some Common Sense Advantages.

Forget daily stress and worry: sit back and enjoy a morning cuppa as your retirement egg grows with each rising sun…

One of the fundamental mantras of wealthy people is to make money earn for itself. Instead of letting your money sit idle or low interest rates (which is the same), investing wisely can grow your savings exponentially. Long term investment has become the preferred vehicle for most of us to prepare a nice nest egg for retirement. You can choose from stocks and investment vehicles on your own or through financial advisors.

When you think long term, you get the advantage of maximizing your savings with the best current financial plans. The current market place economy and new financial brains come up with efficient plans to meet objectives. They point out the futility of short term gains in spite of the lure of high returns. Short term day-trades needs timing the markets to net high turnovers in the shortest time. But consistency here is as fragile as a thin sheet of glass. You never know when your gamble will wipe out all earnings.

To harness financial gains from lady luck needs careful long term planning. This piece shows you nine ways to lower your risks and see tremendous growth in investments. You can have the best Easter egg to fulfill all your retirement dreams.

1. Genius Is Pure Objectivity

We all know emotions can play havoc with every aspect of our lives. The most difficult thing in the world is to become purely objective leaving all emotions out of the finance/results equation. Pure objectivity is sheer genius, and very few can manage that. Short term buy and sell stock trading is very often like going back and forth without making much progress. Buy stocks that you can stick to for a long enough time. This means identifying businesses with viable growth models.

2. Data Analytics Help Stay On Right Path

Putting together a portfolio of long term stock investment means adding new while getting rid of non-performing assets. If you do not have the acumen, consult or entrust your portfolio to financial managers. You may have to bear their fees, but you are still in control to ensure continuous growth. It allows you to keep your investment updated with changing economic times.

3. Realize Power of Doubling and Compounding

Microorganisms grow into enormous population due to their power of doubling. As humans, we have the power of choice to ‘compound’ our savings by reinvesting all profits. When you compare different investment paths and options for the same period of time (long term), you get the clear picture to make the right choices. Reinvesting allows you to stop worrying about your current financial situation preventing you from saving temporarily.

4. No Need to Be a Financial Wiz

As financial investment houses come up daily, it has become easier than ever before for anyone to start their retirement savings. Even if you are dumber than the dumbest at math, your money buys you the financial acumen that helps grow your savings. Just don’t be too amiable and willing to accept negative news from your advisors. Con men, agents and executives are known to line their own pockets at the expense of pushing clients to bankruptcy. Long term stock is not ‘active trading’ it gives you enough time to take corrective actions.

5. Sleep Tight At Night

If you have entrusted a well put together portfolio to long term investment you sleep tight at night. No waking up from nightmares of stock market place crashing in the middle of the night. You don’t have to dread looking for market rises and falls at daybreak even before you gulp down your first cup of coffee. With a long term portfolio, you’ll be enjoying your first cuppa in the lawn or comfortable balcony in full serenity. You don’t even have to look at the latest economic times news until you are feel ready for it. High quality investments make for minimum financial volatility.

6. Setting Your Tone to Competitive Market Place

Some people are prone to stress and worrying without reason. If you are going to spend all mornings, worrying about your retirement you may not enjoy your present life. Long term investment gives you ample time to view and review steps. You can change your setup and correct any deviations to the path leading away from your destination goals. Riding winners long term takes both gumption as well as some shrewd thinking.

7. Pay Negligible In Taxes

Active short term day traders end up losing a large part of their earnings to taxes. On the other hand, long term retirement nest egg portfolio is a just excuse to save on taxes. Compare short term taxes range of 10-40% to long term capital gains taxes of 0%, 15%, or 20% at the highest, depending on your income. You don’t need convincing. Save on taxes, direct savings towards more reinvestment!

8. Commissions

Another negative aspect of short term stock trading is hundreds of thousands of burning out in commissions. Investment portfolios even through professional financial advisors attract negligible commissions compared to exponential gains. Both you as well as your consultant are in it for the long haul. You won’t even begrudge commissions or the odd mistake.

9. Minimize Investment Risk

Investing for a nice retirement nest egg means reducing investment risks to the minimum. In addition to this, you don’t want to waste your precious days worrying about decisions over future investments. Consider this: A J.P. Morgan Asset Management study using data of S&P 500’s largest moves between Dec. 31, 1993 and Dec. 31, 2013 indicates staying invested all 20 years netted a 483% return for investors of broad-based index. Moving day to day trade makes you miss biggest moves and best days drastically reducing your return on investments over time.

Author's Bio: 

As a researcher and author on all things monetary, I create content that gives an overview of non-public finance, international economic affairs and business-related investment.