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International Finance for buy and hold strategy

1. What is your opinion of the popular wisdom that the market always comes back and buys and hold is still the best strategy? If you decided you could not 'stock pick' or 'time' the market (pick the major bottoms and tops) then what would you suggest an investor do to build a retirement nest egg?

2. How could the concept of contribution margin be used to make your own company more competitive? (Please do not reveal any confidential information on your company.)

3. Compare and contrast leasing with debt or equity finance.

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1. What is your opinion of the popular wisdom that the market always comes back and buys and hold is still the best strategy? If you decided you could not stock pick or sometimes the market (pick the major bottoms and tops) then what would you suggest an investor do to build a retirement nest egg?

My opinion is that the market does not always come back to the way it was in the beginning because it will constantly fluctuate in accordance with businesses around the globe. I do agree, though, that one should hold on to their money, and strive to not invest it in anything unless he or she is able to deal with the responsibility and consequences. For example, I have heard of many individuals having their own bank at home because they are usually taken advantage of by their own. The same is true if a person if they want to use a foreign bank instead in order to make sure that they are not charged unnecessary fees. My husband and I have considered both options, but have decided to change banks in the near future ...

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This solution discussed debt and equity finance, contribution margin and the market.

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