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.


U.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…

It’s funny how investor sentiment can change on a dime. An expectation gets created for a solution to a problem, the action occurs, then it’s okay for investors to buy stocks. Institutional investors—or traders more particularly—always do this. It’s the…

The big U.S. banks must be ecstatic. After 100 people at the Federal Reserve ended their review of major U.S. banks, the Fed concluded that some of the largest banks in this country could increase their dividends, buy back shares…

A few months back, I turned bullish on U.S. retail stocks. Specifically, on these pages, back on February 22, 2010, I said, “The chart of the Dow Jones U.S. Retail Stock Index looks well positioned to break above its 2007…

While initial public offering (IPO) activity in the U.S. has hit historical lows, the IPOs in Asia have soared to record high levels. Asian equity markets are flooded with new offerings, partly prompted by emerging markets’ soaring economies and partly…

— "The Financial World According to Inya" Column, by Inya Ivkovic, MA I truly believe that capitalism and socialism can coexist and are not mutually exclusive. Perhaps the years of perpetuating the American Dream have pre-programmed our collective psyche not…

— "Ahead of the Street" Column, by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. The list of companies beating Wall Street expectations continues to grow. I think the market overreacted a bit to the lackluster news from the big banks. Of course, political…

— Calling The Trend Column, by George Leong, B.Comm. In my last commentary, I talked about guidelines you can use to make you a better investor and trader and, in the process, turn profits. The stock market is no doubt…

— by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. It doesn't seem like there's much news that can stop this stock market. Even with a shaky start to the week, the broader market climbed back, as institutional investors keep buying. According to data…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. Are you looking for growth in the U.S. market? The Hispanic population is the biggest ethnic minority in the United States and it is expected to become even more significant. President Obama is looking…

It is easy to define profitable investing. It simply means finding profitable companies. Defining further profitable companies is also easy, but actually finding such companies is the tricky part of the process. So, let's start with the easy part --…

Remember Cbeyond Incorporated (NASDAQ/CBEY)? This growing technology company is doing great in this market and despite its high valuation, just keeps on going up. I first wrote about this company in this column in September of last year. The stock…