8 Ways to Pick the Best Long-Term Stocks

02 Feb 2023

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Developing a strategy and understanding your investing goals are a few steps that will get you started when picking long-term stocks.

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8 Ways to Pick the Best Long-Term Stocks

Stocks are a fundamental part of an investment portfolio. Along with bonds, commodities, and other types of securities, they can contribute to a diversified portfolio(1, 2). With so many potential options, choosing the right stocks for the long term can be a challenge. Developing a strategy and understanding your investing goals are a few steps that will get you started.

Find out all 8 tips for picking long-term stocks at Benzinga.com.


  1. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. It is a method used to help manage investment risk.
  2. Investments in commodities may have greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, particularly if the instruments involve leverage. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments. Use of leveraged commodity-linked derivatives creates an opportunity for increased return but, at the same time, creates the possibility for greater loss.



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