In the long run, the direction of most equity markets is always up. That’s the best reason one can think of for long term buy and hold style of investing. However, there are downsides in the short term. The efficient market hypothesis indicates that investors (or fund managers) can’t do much about these temporary downsides. Does that mean the market is efficient?
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Zero cost collar or zero cost option is an option technique to safeguard the gains obtained on holding stocks. This is very simple option strategy which can be used safely to protect the profit accrued on holding stocks. This can be used by investors who do not wish to trade intraday or positional trades and invest in blue-chip stocks for long-term gain. Most of us buy insurance for our life but fail to buy insurance for stocks which we hold for long-term investment. In case if you own a stock that has increased considerably in value since you bought it?