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Buy And Hold, Is It Good Or Bad?

The traditional "buy-and-hold" approach to investing is rapidly falling out of favor. To a degree, the Internet combined with dirt-cheap trading fees is to blame, but something else appears to be going on, too. Increased volatility in the past decade certainly has contributed to the rise of short-term trading and the decline in long-term investing.

The growing popularity of active trading (day trading and swing trading) is also part of this dramatic change …

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