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.


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…

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Lithium Stocks There’s no doubt that lithium demand will increase significantly in the coming years. Even a small amount of research into this metal cannot fail to leave investors bullish about lithium.…

Should You Invest in Technology Stocks? Believe it or not, tech investing doesn’t have to raise your blood pressure. Forget what you think you know about the “best technology stocks,” because there are plenty of other options. For instance, there…

Why Warren Buffet Stock Picks are Watched Closely There is a reason why people call Warren Buffett the "Oracle of Omaha"; it’s because Warren Buffett stock picks tend to outperform the market, especially over the long term. But what about…

Top Tech Stocks in 2017 You don’t have to dig too deep to uncover some of the best tech stocks. That’s because the best technology stocks have been the best performers in 2016. That said, you have to do a…

The Top Priced Stocks of 2016 Can you afford buying a single company share priced in the six-digit range? The 2016 list of the 10 highest priced stocks includes just one share with a six-figure price tag. The remaining nine…

Financials Trounced in Brexit Results Ever since the Brexit results rolled in, the media has been completely obsessed with talking about the British pound. But there are plenty of other investments that also crashed and burned, namely bank stocks—they got…

Stocks to Consider as Stock Market Collapsing The people of Britain have voted to leave the European Union, shocking financial markets and the world at large. However, there some stocks to consider in this crisis, namely those in the mining…

The Best Dividend Stocks? The current stock market climate is cautious and unforgiving for companies that report bad news. The lack of leadership from momentum stocks and their high risk makes the idea of accumulating dividend stocks a viable avenue…

Time to Load Up on Bank Stocks? Have you ever noticed how much bank fees are? This is why I always view the bank stocks as a place to have some invested capital, as these institutions are geared toward making…