Investing is long term for me. I am a set it and forget it type of investor. In the late 90's I probably did 10 - 12 trades per day. Currently I only hold 8 stocks with 5 of them having been held since the 90's. In January of this year I added a stock with 80.3% gain, in April another stock with a 40.2% gain and finally a stock in August with a 334.9% gain. These 3 stocks will more than likely remain in my portfolio for a decade or more also.