We encourage our investors to trade short term as predictions are easier, risk lower, and amount of time in investment is decreased;however, for those of you who are want to be less involved in the market one can trade long term. We analyzed several stocks in 2008/2009 which have moved sharply from their current levels a few years ago. These two stocks were aapl and bidu which have had strong earnings over the last several quarters which have propelled them to higher highs. The basis for our short term and long term trades is to find fundamental bullish stocks and then a trader will fear the downside much less if he or she is initially wrong on entry. One can always hedge a position in the interim if they believe in their original conviction.