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.


Marijuana Stocks Depend on Donald Trump Have you ever wondered why marijuana stocks became so popular in the last three years? Most people think it is because states like Colorado and Washington legalized cannabis, and they are partly correct. The…

More Downside for Canopy Growth and Marijuana Stocks?  Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:CGC) continues its volatile streak by dropping 11% after registering large gains (along with many other marijuana stocks) a week ago. Canopy growth has had a wild ride recently. It rose…

The Top-Priced Stocks of 2017 Can you afford to buy a single company share that is priced in the six-digit range? The 2017 list of the 10 highest-priced stocks includes just one share with a six-figure price tag. The remaining…

Bombardier Stock’s Strength Is Backed by Bullish Business Developments. Bombardier, Inc. (TSE:BBD.B) has managed to beat its 200-day moving average toward the end of last September. This bullish revival has not only lasted; it has resulted in Bombardier stock beating…

Hillary Clinton Favors, Unsurprisingly, a Focus on Cyberwarfare Tools U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that cybersecurity, the ability to protect U.S. secrets against hackers, would be one of her defense priorities. That said, while less specific, Donald Trump also…

Why Tech Stocks are Dependable With scandals rocking the financial industry, this past month served as a reminder of why I love tech stocks.  Unlike Wall Street and its rent-seeking ways, Silicon Valley actually builds things. Maybe not roads and bridges,…

Chinese Tech Stocks to Watch As a financial writer, I am often asked for predictions on the next bull market, and my answer is always the same: Chinese tech stocks. Investors looking for double- and triple-digit gains should take a…

The Top Emerging Tech Stocks Many investors might be wondering where to put their money. The markets bounced back promptly, setting record highs. The NASDAQ 100, which consists of about 100 companies (many of which are in the technology sector),…

If you are a long-time reader of mine, you know I have only been pushing two types of stocks in recent years: tech stocks and gold stocks. Today, there is a lot of “noise” suggesting the bull run in tech…

Technology sector stocks continue to lift the broader stock market higher with Facebook, Amazon, and Google reporting really strong second-quarter results. But they’re not alone. A lot of top tech penny stocks are also posting awesome second-quarter results. And these…