Investing in Stocks

When companies want to raise funds, they sell shares to investors. When these shares trade on an exchange, the public can buy into these companies and become shareholders. Investing in stocks is a way for investors to participate in the growth of companies and the economy as a whole. Wealth is ultimately generated from owning shares of valuable businesses, not earning a paycheck. Through careful analysis, investors can own and participate in growing businesses as part owners. Of course, as in any business, success is not guaranteed and thorough research must be conducted before any investment is made.

Best Investment Opportunities: 3 Hot Stocks to Watch

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Investment OpportunitiesU.S. stock prices are at all-time highs. Nonetheless, the best investment opportunities are still out there. Investing in the stock market isn’t easy with equity prices nearing new heights. However, there are still good investment opportunities if you know where to look. You just have to be willing to shift through more companies.

Restaurant Stocks: Top Growth Area Where Consumers Are Still Spending

By Monday, February 9, 2015
Restaurant StocksOne group of stocks with continued good potential for capital gains are the restaurant stocks. It doesn’t take much for things to turn up for these stocks, whether it is lower gas prices, a hair more disposable income, or a change in sentiment among consumers to spend on food. Restaurant stocks have been, and will continue to be, solid.

Is the Volatility Index Warning Us About the Stock Market?

By Sasha Cekerevac, BA Friday, August 24, 2012
Is the Volatility Index Warning While the economic data have continued to come in worse, the S&P 500 has strengthened over the past few months. What is the stock analysis that can justify such a move, and is it sustainable? These two questions are critical for those interested in investing in stocks. There are several reasons for why the S&P 500 is at current levels,.

Take Away the Bubbles and the Stock Market Is Trading Right at Its High

By Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Stock  Market BubblesInvesting in stocks hasn’t been great over the last decade or so. The stock market is basically trading around the same level it was this time last year. It’s the same as it was in 2008, 2006, 2000, and 1999. Without dividends, you would have lost money owning the S&P 500 Index over the last 12 years due to inflation, which highlights.

How Europe’s Sovereign Debt Is a Direct Threat to Your Pocketbook

By Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Mitchell Clark looks at how Europe’s sovereign debt is a direct threat to your very own pocketbook.The sovereign debt issue in Europe is a direct threat to the U.S. stock market. It’s been like this for the last year, and it is likely to stay like this well into 2012. Prior to the European sovereign debt crisis, U.S. equity investors didn’t really care about what was going on over there, but times change—and they change quickly. .
Sep. 2, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)


Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.


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