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How to Be a Great Buy-and-Hold Stock Investor

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  • (1:00) - Strategies For A Long Term Investor
  • (9:10) - Learning From Market Sell Off’s: How Should You React?
  • (17:30) - Buying Momentum Stocks As A Buy And Hold
  • (28:00) - Should You Be Paying Attention To Insider Buying?
  • (30:35)  - How Much Weight Should You Put Into Analyst Coverage?
  • (35:40) - Episode Roundup: FB, RH, ALGN, CRWD, NVDA, AMZN, SHOP, MU


Welcome to Episode #276 of the Zacks Market Edge Podcast.

Every week, host and Zacks stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life.

This week, Tracey is joined by Zacks Senior Stock Strategist, Kevin Cook, to discuss strategies which can help you be a better long-term stock investor.

Despite the desire of many investors to “buy-and-hold,” most investors don’t.

The average length of time the retail investor owns a stock has fallen to just 18 months.

Remember all the investors who bought the Facebook (FB - Free Report) IPO back in 2012? Some said they were buying to fund their child’s college fund.

That was 9 years ago.

How many have held on?

Probably not as many as you might think.

It’s easy to say you’re a long-term investor, but harder to actually execute.

Did You Stay in Through the 2020 Coronavirus Sell-Off?

The March 2020 coronavirus stock market sell-off was quick, and painful.

Were you able to hold on for the recovery?

Tracey and Kevin discuss how they “panicked” and sold out of several of their favorite positions including Align Technology (ALGN - Free Report) , CrowdStrike (CRWD - Free Report) and RH (RH - Free Report) .

Since Apr 1, 2020, Align Tech is up 292%, CrowdStrike is up 343% and RH has gained 685%.

But Kevin had conviction to buy NVIDIA (NVDA - Free Report) for his TAZR portfolio in March 2020, as shares plunged. He has held it through all the volatility of the last 16 months.

It’s now hitting new all-time highs.

Kevin’s “Secret” Strategy

How do buy-and-hold investors keep their emotions in check over the course of years, or even decades?

Kevin shares his “secret” strategy that can help long-term investors to hold on, even during volatile times.

Tune into this week’s podcast to find out what his “secret” strategy is.  

[In full disclosure, Tracey owns shares of FB, RH, AMZN in her personal portfolio.]

Bitcoin, Like the Internet Itself, Could Change Everything

Blockchain and cryptocurrency has sparked one of the most exciting discussion topics of a generation. Some call it the “Internet of Money” and predict it could change the way money works forever. If true, it could do to banks what Netflix did to Blockbuster and Amazon did to Sears. Experts agree we’re still in the early stages of this technology, and as it grows, it will create several investing opportunities.

Zacks’ has just revealed 3 companies that can help investors capitalize on the explosive profit potential of Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies with significantly less volatility than buying them directly.

See 3 crypto-related stocks now >>

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