Thursday, March 29

Stocks to Buy for the Long-Term

Stocks Worth a Look for the Long-Term


If you are a beginner to stock market trading (or even if you are a seasoned professional trader come to that) then the Motley Fool is a place where you can often find good advice, although their advice is more geared towards the long-term investor rather than the short-term stock trader. However, sometimes the two trading strategies sometimes collide i.e. you can do some short-term trading in a stock with almost guaranteed long-term potential (I refer to retail giant Tesco). A new Motley Fool investor (Sam Robson) has just published his 5 first-time shares.

Tesco shares may be worth a look

Clearly, do your own research and all that, but the 5 shares are certainly worth taking a look at. You can see his whole article and reasonings here - stocks for the long-term - but the extremely summarized list of his 5 keepers is:-

Tesco (TSCO) - retailer
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - pharmaceuticals
ZipCar (Nasdaq ZIP.US) - car-sharing
SeaEnergy (SEA) - high risk/reward oil
Nuance (NASDAQ NUAN.US) - market leader in voice-recognition software.

See stock charts below
Tesco has been recovering of late after its plummet which caused Warren Buffett to fill his boots a few months back at around 320p, but I am still hanging on for it to fall further before joining him at the check-out.

TESCO 3-MONTH STOCK CHART


SEA ENERGY 9 MONTH STOCK CHART



GSK 10 YEAR STOCK CHART


See also - stock charting for beginners