A long period of time, as for a bond (e.g. 10 or more years) or for a buy and hold investment strategy.

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The long-term holding strategy of the investor was intelligent as he had a history of success employing the same strategy.

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When making an investment, some investments are considered to be long-term which can take many years before a final financial outcome is known.

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You might use a low-yield account to deposit your money for the short-term, for example 5 years, but you'd want to invest your money elsewhere for the long-term.

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