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.


The 5 Top Dividend Stocks to Watch in August 2015

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dividend StocksIf you’re seeking remarkable high-dividend gains, it would be worthwhile to check out the contenders for our top dividend stocks for August 2015.With this many uncertainties surrounding the equity markets, I doubt that many companies will be able to increase their dividends for a while. Under these circumstances, many firms. Read More

6 Best Dividend-Paying Stocks to Watch in this Market

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dividend-Paying StocksThis is a tough market. So why is it worth considering some of the best dividend-paying stocks at a time when the market is at its high?Well, for starters, it’s very difficult in a super-low interest rate environment to generate a rate of return greater than inflation. Some stocks offer this in the form of dividends.And for a market already. Read More

Top 3 Nuclear Energy Stocks for 2015

By Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nuclear Energy StocksFinding the best nuclear energy stocks is not at the forefront of most investors’ minds. The disaster at the Fukushima reactor back in 2011 pretty much put most of the investment community off nuclear energy stocks. In fact, many of the nuclear energy stocks being touted immediately after that event have been bearish to say the least.. Read More

NASDAQ: Here’s Why Technology Stocks are Trading Lower This Morning

By Monday, July 27, 2015

The NASDAQ appears set for a dismal start to the week after a string of disappointing earnings reports from several technology giants, including Soho.com Inc. (NASDAQ/SOHU) and Changyou.Com Limited (NASDAQ/CYOU), continue to sap risk appetite.A more-than eight percent dive in China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index also. Read More

NASDAQ: Here’s Why Stocks are Trading Lower This Morning

By Friday, July 24, 2015

Stocks are Down This MorningThe NASDAQ Composite Index opened the trading session lower on Friday, July 24th, down 6.5 points or 0.31%. Lagging pessimism from Greece’s debt crisis hung over the market, as did an underwhelming earnings report from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL). America’s technology exchange fell by 1.39% during the week, including a 0.49% fall. Read More

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