Short Term vs. Long Term Investing


How long Should I Invest? This question truly depends on your financial goals. Some people have short term goals, while other people’s goals are long term. It’s good to have short term and long goals. This allows you to invest in your present and future.

When investing you may want to consider the taxes you have to pay on stock sold before 1 year compared to stock sold after 1 year. Your annual income and filing status also pays a part in how much you will be taxed for the year. Let’s look at an individual filing head of household bringing home around 53,701 to $85,500 a year. Say this individual brings home $69,600.5 (The median between $53,701 and $85,500). She has capital gains of $10,000, which brings her annual income to $79,600.50. Her short term taxable rate is 22% compared to a 15% long term taxable rate for an individual filing head of household, bringing home between $53,600 to $469,050.

As you can see, it pays to invest long term; however, there are those occasions where short term investments are inevitably. Some examples are reverse stock splits, trying to save some portion of your investment, and day trading of course.

Now I can’t tell you what you should do. All I can say is to do what’s best for your wallet.

These are a few long term and short term stocks that you should consider.

  • Ford
  • Apple
  • Lucid Motors
  • Airbnb
  • Discover
  • Energy Transfer LP

Published by Melica Niccole

Author, Poet, Dreamer, Doer, and Pursuer.

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