This One Stock is Great for Both Long-Term Investors and Traders

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Submitted by Joel Laceda as part of our contributors program.

This One Stock is Great for Both Long-Term Investors and Traders

People generally fall into two camps, long-term investors and short-term traders. Yes, I do realize there is a lot of overlap, but these two styles have different ways of achieving the same goal – increasing wealth.

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There can be a ‘battle’ over who is right, the short-term trader or the long-term investor. In realty, life is more complex. The real question is what are your goals and your time commitment.

If you only have a limited amount of time, yet are looking to leave your funds invested over the next 20 years, there’s no reason to be a trader.

Likewise, if you have the ability to be active, there are tools (such as to help you get closer to financial success over the short-term.

As you may or may not know, the real secret to generating long-term wealth is through dividends. In fact, when you combine companies that continually pay and increase dividends along with share buybacks, over the history of the stock market this has comprised of almost all of the gains.

Bottom line, as a long-term investor you are a part-owner of a company and deserve to get some of your cash out of the company.

As a trader, you want to be able to profit from the movement in a stock over a short period of time. You don’t want to wait 10 years to make a return, you want it right now.

Bottom line, as a trader you’re looking for stocks that oscillate and move around, yet are somewhat predictable. There’s no point in trading a stock that has no real patterns, this makes being profitable almost impossible.

Believe it or not, there is one stock that fits both of these camps. One stock that will pay you at least 30% of your cash over the next decade just from dividends (most likely this will increase as they usually keep hiking the dividend) and it moves nicely back and forth that traders can also profit from this same very stock.

To find out what stock this is, click here

By Joel Laceda – October 31, 2013