Investments are like jobs. Some short term jobs cause a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but make you a lot of money in the process. Whereas others have average hours with average pay that happily suit your life for years.
It all depends on what you want to get out of your investment. Short term investments are typically less than a year, whereas long term investments are greater than a year.
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For newer investors, long term may be the best way to go! There’s less overall risk, and you’ll enjoy the benefit of compounding returns. Nice one.