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Got $3,000? Here Are 3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

Got $3,000? Here Are 3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

As a long-term investor, it's usually in your best interest to ignore the stock market's short-term volatility. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) saw its stock price decline over 25% so far in 2022. If a recession occurs in 2023 -- which many experts are forecasting -- Big Tech will likely take a hit because spending by consumers will slow.