As you noticed in my blog, I often do buy and sell out of the same stock within the same year. I often try to sell a year ahead to reduce the tax capital gains. If you are looking at a great stock to do play long-term and that means you wish to invest, I recommend looking at AIG. It did do poorly in the recession and they went to the brink of bankruptcy before being rescued by the US Government.
However, they are now poised in a path to grow and profit. The stock chart shows this growth and it will continue to do great in many years to come. Another great way to play is to use the AIG Warrants. It’s a leveraged bet that will also do well.
I own both AIG Warrants and AIG.