Stocks

Stocks are any equity securities traded on a stock exchange, the value of which fluctuates due to the supply and demand for such securities. Stocks are often grouped in a specific sector and can be viewed as representative of the broader marketplace.

Due to the subprime mortgage-related financial crisis of 2008/2009, stocks dropped significantly in value and the entire global financial system was at risk of collapse. Only after dramatic intervention by central banks around the world were stocks able to stabilize after the shock.

The financial crisis caused the Great Recession in the Main Street economy. Stocks hit a low in March of 2009.

With dramatic monetary policy intervention, stocks recovered from their collapse and were able to move up strongly thereafter. The last two years in particular produced strong capital gains for equity investors. Stocks today are vulnerable to another correction because of this recent price strength.


3 Penny Stocks to Watch in September 2015

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Penny StocksDuring the recent stock market crash, many stocks fell to the floor. Soon afterwards, the market rebounded and stocks are on their way to pre-crash levels. In times like this, investors need to be extremely cautious, especially when it comes to penny stocks. With enough due diligence, however, it is possible to pick up some bargains lying.

3 Top Biotech Stocks to Watch in 2015

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Biotech StocksBefore Black Friday, the biotech industry was seriously outperforming the S&P 500. In fact, aside from a solid correction in early 2014 (which it subsequently topped a few months later), the biotech sector has been one of the bright spots in 2015. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (NASDAQ:IBB) ETF climbed 25% between January 1st.

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU): This Stock is Gushing Dividends

By Sunday, August 30, 2015
Suncor Energy Inc.: Here’s Why it Has a Huge UpsidePlummeting oil prices have drastically altered the landscape for the energy industry, leaving some industry stalwarts struggling to catch up. But hidden strengths could help this jeered energy giant back to profitable heights, making a fortune for shareholders in the process. I’m talking about Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU). You.

3 Top Stocks Trading at 52-Week Lows: DAKT, PDFS, MRVL

By Thursday, August 27, 2015
Stocks Trading at 52-WeekWe have said many times that the bloated U.S. stock market was bound for a correction. Now as the stock market crash unfolds, many companies have seen their share prices dropping to 52-week lows. But sometimes this is just a sign of Mr. Market overreacting, and smart investors will find profitable opportunities scattered on the floor..

3 Dividend Stocks to Watch in August and September

By Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Dividend StocksAfter months of trading in a tight range, the S&P 500 is finally making a move. Tragically, but not surprisingly, it’s to the downside. Currently at around the 2,000 mark, the S&P 500 is down almost three percent since the beginning of January. For the week ended August 21, the S&P 500 is down more than four percent. For those.
Sep. 3, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

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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