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.


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A New Addition to the Carl Icahn Portfolio This week, Carl Icahn, the notorious corporate raider and billionaire investor, set his eyes on a new target: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY). We dug through his regulatory filings to see if this position…

Wearable Tech Stocks to Consider Investing In The wearable market has taken a bit of a drubbing over recent months, with some standard-bearers of the industry like GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) hitting tough times in the market…

Best Tech Stocks to Consider Buying With a new year comes new promise. While 2017 isn't exactly fresh anymore, as we near March, there's still a ton of potential for investors to find value in the technology industry. Below I'm going…

E-Commerce Focus Will Likely Take WMT Stock Higher Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) posted its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, and the strong growth in e-commerce sales in the 2016 holiday season surprised investors. Walmart stock got a lift from this good news, closing…

What Is Augmented Reality? In the tech world, the best stocks usually are not the ones providing the technology of today, but the ones developing the technology of tomorrow. Look no further than Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) resurgence of the 2000s…

Cybersecurity in 2017 Tech investors tend to be optimistic (and sometimes naive) about the world. They see sunshine and rainbows in dark and dangerous places, which is both their greatest strength and their greatest weakness. Positivity is an essential ingredient…

Are Tech Sector ETFs a Good Bet? Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a tech investor’s best friend. Rather than putting your money in a single stock, you can use tech sector ETFs to bet on an entire industry, technology, or innovation.…

Should You Buy Top Marijuana Stocks? When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana on January 1, 2014, the wheels of capitalism sprang into motion. Marijuana stocks were born. Investors who feel uncomfortable with “sin stocks” such as gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and pornography…

Should You Invest in Top Ecommerce Companies? Dear reader, it’s important to remember that the stock market isn’t a solid thing. It is made up of different sectors, some of which are more promising than others. For instance, online retail…

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…