Over the last decade, we've published thousands of in-depth research reports.
Everything from high dividend payers, game-changing innovations, top stocks in emerging markets -- you name it, we've told you how to profit from it.
But the research I'm going to tell you about today stands head and shoulders above everything else we've ever done.
In fact, it ranks as our single most popular report of all time.
Each year, we update the report with our team's most recent findings. And frankly, I think what we've come up with this year represents a major breakthrough.
We call it: "The 10 Stocks To Own For The Rest Of Your Life".
You've probably heard us talk about the idea of "Forever Stocks" before. Simply put, these are solid companies that we think you can feel confident buying and holding onto for years, even decades.
And we believe they will continue rewarding investors for years on end... crushing the market over the long run. They're the kinds of stocks you'd ideally want to own forever.
Owning solid, stable companies "forever" may sound ridiculously simple. In fact, I bet I could tell 10 people about this strategy and 9 of them would flat ignore it -- despite the evidence backing it up.
But you should know that over the long term, this is a strategy that has never lost money.
Now, there are some caveats. I'm not saying you can simply go out and buy any stock and hold it forever. The market is littered with Enrons, Worldcoms, even General Motors. Holding those stocks forever didn't help investors one bit.
But the truth is, if you look for the three simple signs of a Forever Stock, which I'll show you in a moment, then you don't have to trade every day, week or even every year to beat the market. Your success actually increases with the fewer trades you make and the longer you hold.
A recent study by mega-investment firm Oppenheimer proves the logic behind this. They looked at the S&P 500 going all the way back to 1950. Over that time, the S&P 500 has NEVER suffered a loss in a 20-year period.
My team and I even did a little digging on our own. We looked at the annual returns of the S&P 500 going back to 1950. On a rolling annual basis, the S&P 500 has dropped 16 times over a one-year period since 1950, but zero times in any 20-year period.
Take a look at the chart and see for yourself...
Of course, the data shows you can't say the same for holding stocks for a year or two. When you hold stocks for a short period of time, your odds of losing money are much, much higher.
The trend is clear. The longer you hold an investment, the better your chances of making money.
No wonder Warren Buffett has always said his favorite holding period is "forever."
But it's surprising how many investors don't follow this simple advice. The average holding period for an investment was about seven years in 1940. Today, depending on the source you use, that period shrank to about six months.
So while all the evidence points to longer holding periods being better for your portfolio, most investors are doing the exact opposite.
That's why this research is so important.
This year, after months of in-depth research, we uncovered an elite group of stocks so strong we believe you can buy them today and profit from them for the rest of your life -- stocks that have delivered average gains of 829% over the last decade and crushed the S&P by more than 7-to-1.
The reason these 10 stocks have a history of market-beating performance is because they share three traits that have positioned them to deliver big gains and could help them deliver big gains for decades to come.
Specifically, our list of Forever Stocks are:
- Companies that own "Irreplaceable Assets"
- Companies with lasting competitive advantages, ranking among the World's Greatest Businesses
- And firms that return a small fortune to their investors each year via cash dividends and something I like to call "tax-free dividends"
I recently gave a live presentation to a group of investors at St. Edwards University to describe exactly how Forever Stocks can earn you a lifetime of market-beating gains and income.
Unfortunately, I don't have enough room to get into all of the details of our research in today's essay. That's why I've included a link to my live presentation below.
By watching it, you'll discover:
- Ways to profit from one of the most popular "Irreplaceable Assets" in the world
- A group of stocks with some of the widest economic moats you'll find anywhere
- Some of the most shareholder-friendly companies we've ever seen
Best of all, you'll get the names and ticker symbols of several stocks I believe you can own for the rest of your life. We've spent months putting together the research for this presentation... And I think it's been worth every second. That's because it's the single most important piece of work we do.
So with that said, I'd like to invite you to watch my lecture and see the fantastic research my team and I found so you can start profiting from it today. Simply click on this link or the video below to begin.
This article was originally published on StreetAuthority.com: The 10 Stocks To Own For The Rest Of Your Life