Here are 3 buy and hold investments I would make today

The simple buy and hold passive investment strategy is one of the most popular investing strategies.

And for good reason. It is a strategy which legendary investor Warren Buffett has used for decades and to great effect. At the last count Buffett was estimated to have amassed a fortune of US$74.1 billion.

With that in mind, here are three shares which I think would be great buy and hold investment options today:

The BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX) share price may no longer be in bargain territory after an impressive 31% year-to-date gain, but I still believe the company behind the Sukin skincare range would be a great buy and hold investment. After conquering the local market the company has taken Sukin overseas to the UK, China, and Canada. I believe these markets have the potential to provide BWX with significant long-term earnings growth.

The Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) share price has also risen sharply this year. Whilst this does leave its shares trading at a higher-than-normal 20x trailing earnings, I believe the strong tailwinds the company is experiencing will allow it to deliver earnings growth to justify this premium. As Australia’s population ages, I expect demand for its annuities will continue to rise.

The Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) share price is mostly flat compared to this time last year. I think this could make it an opportune time to invest in the private hospital operator, especially with the tailwinds it is experiencing. Like Challenger, I expect Ramsay Health Care to be a big winner from Australia’s ageing population. I believe this increasing demand for its services due to ageing populations should allow it to deliver above-average earnings growth for at least the next decade.

This fourth share is another great buy and hold investment option in my opinion. Especially with its HUGE dividend that just keeps on growing.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of BWX Limited and Challenger Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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