Hi there, I'm wondering what differentiates a short and a long term stock? What would be a stock that I was going to put money and leave it there for the long term? would it be a less volatile stock? A larger more established company/stock as opposed to a new start up? I want to put money into a long term stock and forget about it, but I also want to trade short to medium stocks. I just can't understand what to look for. Help is most appreciated.