Why Buy-and-Hold Investing Still Rules

If you think buy-and-hold investing is dead, then you need to watch this video.

As Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield points out, a quarter-century long investment in the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC  ) , or in the longest-trading companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) , would have yielded total returns in the three to four figures. Meanwhile, the average individual investor consistently and considerably underperforms the broader market.

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