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.
If 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
Finding 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
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
The 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