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Buy, sell, repeat! No room for 'hold' in whipsawing markets

By Saikat Chatterjee, Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Reuters

Reuters

AUGUST 3, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s favourite holding period -- forever -- has few fans these days, with the average length of time shares spend in a portfolio hitting record lows this year as investors surf wild market swings for quick gains.

The length of time that investors hold shares has been shrinking for decades but the trend accelerated this year in volatile markets that have made people nervous about sitting on investments for too long.

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