Private Investors

Long-term investing: what are the reasons behind its decline?

“Our favorite holding period is forever.” - Warren Buffett. Image: UNSPLASH/Patrick Tomasso

Marcus Lu

Financial Writer, Visual Capitalist

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'As of June 2020, the average holding period of shares was just 5.5 months.' Image: Visual Capitalist

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Different factors caused the delay in holding periods. Image: Nasdaq
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