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Shares with sell-by dates

Rosie Carr

Shares with sell-by dates

Warren Buffett, Nick Train and Lord John Lee are all investors who believe in the power of holding shares for the long term, or even forever. It’s a strategy that has had success and it lends itself beautifully to the compounding effect when dividends are reinvested. But it doesn’t always work, because not every share is a 'forever' share, one that can be tucked away and forgotten about. The difficulty starts right there: how do you find a share that is worth holding for the long term?

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