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.


Should I Buy IoT Stocks in 2017? Tech investors, creators, and consumers of all stripes gather in Las Vegas every year to walk the halls of the Consumer Electronics Show, more commonly known as CES. Everyone in attendance is hunting…

Biotech Industry: Not a Trump Stock  President-elect Donald Trump had some harsh words for the biotech industry at his first press conference since his election, affecting both health and biotech shares. This will undoubtedly sour Trump biotech relations, as well…

Solar Energy Is on the Rise Both Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) were up big by Wednesday afternoon trading, which marks a strong showing in the early stages of 2017 for solar energy. CSIQ stock was up 3.8% and SPWR stock…

Big Stocks 2017 With 2016 now firmly in the rearview mirror, 2017 promises to be an exciting year for investors. Between a new administration taking power in the White House in January with a proven track record of being able…

The Gigafactory Is Online and Boosts Tesla Stock  Wednesday marked a huge achievement in the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plan for turning the world onto green energy, as the company has officially begun production at its "Gigafactory," coinciding with an over-four-percent uptick…

Growing Marijuana Stocks Face Another Hurdle The use of pesticides on certain medicinal marijuana lots caused Organigram Holdings Inc (CVE:OGI) to voluntarily recall some of its products, forcing a five-percent dip in OGI stock on Tuesday. But with 2017 set to herald…

Tesla Stock Hurt After Missing Delivery Estimates Tesla stock dropped nearly two percent in after-hours trading after Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that it had failed to meet its fourth-quarter and full-year delivery estimates. Tesla stock took the hit as…

General Motors Stock in Trump's Crosshairs General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) stock is in the news again after another tweet from President-elect Donald Trump. Trump resorted to his favorite medium—"Twitter" (owned by Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR))—to criticize GM. Trump posted the following tweet…

What's Boosting BlackBerry Stock? It's been a while, but BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) now has cause for celebration. BlackBerry stock was up over 2.5% on Tuesday after reporting a stronger-than-expected third quarter. BBRY stock posted adjusted earnings of $0.01 per share…

Is DRYS Stock Back?  It wasn't so long ago that DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) was having an over-200% climb in one day. A short month after that, DRYS stock was peaking near the $100.00 mark, up from single digits, only to…

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,…