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Definition of Long-Term Stocks

Long-term stocks are shares of companies that investors hold for three years or more with the intention of getting lucrative returns combined with solid future prospects. Long-term stocks are typically chosen based on fundamental analysis, including factors such as the company's financial health, growth potential, competitive advantage, and industry trends.

Related Terms

Book Value

Book value of an asset is what you get by subtracting its accumulated depreciation from the original cost of the asset.

That’s why book value is referred to as the Net Asset Value (NAV) in the UK.

For a company, the book value is its total assets subtracted by liabilities, intangible assets and/or goodwill.

Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)

A Dividend Reinvestment Plan is a feature where an investor can reinvest the dividends they earn to buy additional shares or units of a mutual fund, either fractional or whole.

Stocks and mutual funds offer Dividend Reinvestment Plans. As a result of reinvesting dividends, investors can add more money to their existing holdings for better compounding. That said, dividends that are reinvested are taxable.

Interest Rate Risk

Interest rate risk refers to the probable decline in the value of a fixed income security because of a fluctuation in the interest rate. Fixed income securities lose value when interest rates rise whereas a bond or other debt instruments become more valuable when interest rates fall. Equity shares and securities do not carry interest rate risk.

Convertible Arbitrage

A convertible arbitrage is a trading strategy that involves buying convertible securities - most commonly bonds and preferred stock - and a short option on the common stock of the same company.

Because of this combination of purchases, a convertible arbitrage strategy is known as a neutral strategy designed to profit from the supposed inefficiencies that lie in the pricing of convertible securities.

Equity Shares

Equity shares is a term used to describe stock of a company that’s issued via an Initial Public Offer (IPO), already issued and traded on the stock market, or freshly available through a Follow on Public Offer (FPO).

For a company, the goal of issuing equity shares is to raise money while investors who buy these equity shares get perks like voting rights, dividends, and even a share of the assets in case the company is liquidated.

Alpha

An Alpha indicates the measure by which a stock or portfolio has managed to outperform a benchmark like an index of shares.

A positive Alpha means that the security or portfolio is beating the market while a negative Alpha means that it is lagging.

Alpha can also be used to measure the competence of a fund manager and their strategies.



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