On This Day We Found Out That Investors No Longer Buy And Hold Stocks Like They Used To | Exploring Markets

On This Day We Found Out That Investors No Longer Buy And Hold Stocks Like They Used To

Fifty years ago, the average stock was held for more than eight years. 

Yes, look at the bold letters above one more time.

We both know that this has changed dramatically. 

Today, 70% of all stocks are held for... ready... an average of 11 seconds.

This is largely attributed to a rise in high frequency trading.

But still, the world for investing and trading is entirely different today than ever before.