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Holding Stocks For 20 Years Can Turn Bad Returns To Good

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:30 AM
From USA Today:
The long term used to mean three-, five- or 10-year holding periods for stock investors looking to wring out risk and boost their odds of making money. Then came the 2000s, dubbed the Lost Decade, when the U.S. stock market posted negative returns in a decade for the first time since the 1930s.

When 2020 gets here, I wonder if they'll be saying the long-term is really 30 years.
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