5 stocks you can hold forever

In times of uncertainty, it's best to look for stocks that will deliver for the long-term

Marina Gerner 27 August, 2019 | 2:38AM

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The bond yield curve has inverted, the U.S.-China trade war rages on, and Brexit is edging closer with a deal not yet in sight. In uncertain times such as these, finding investments that can weather the storms and do well in the long-term seems all but impossible.

The rapid pace of technological change means that start-ups can grow into unicorns in a matter of years, but it also means that companies become obsolete quicker. The average age of an S&P 500 company is less than 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s, according to Credit Suisse. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Compass Group PLC1,200.50 GBX-0.58
Strix Group PLC237.50 GBX3.26
The Walt Disney Co126.93 USD1.21
Unilever PLC4,735.00 GBX1.61

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