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.

3 Great Marijuana Stocks to Watch in 2016

By Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Marijuana_Stocks_2016Investors that shun traditional sin stocks (gambling, tobacco, alcohol, porn) will probably not be interested in marijuana stocks. Those that have no issues with making money on sin stocks may want to keep an eye on marijuana stocks in 2016, especially with more and more states permitting medical and recreational marijuana use. Recreational.

Best Biotech Stocks to Watch in 2016

By Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Biotech StocksBiotech Stocks to Watch for 100%+ Gains In 2016 A tweet from Hillary Clinton last Monday announcing forthcoming proposals to halt escalating drug prices caused biotech stocks to fall on Wall Street. The NASDAQ Biotech Index fell more than five percent, losing the equivalent of $15.0 billion in a matter of hours. The former Secretary .

2 Hot Penny Stocks to Watch in 2016: Sirius XM Hldgs (SIRI) & Linn Energy LLC (LINE)

By Thursday, September 24, 2015
Penny Stocks: 2 Top Stocks Under $5Two Top Penny Stocks for 2016 Despite the massively inflated stock bubble of recent years, there are some penny stocks that remain highly undervalued. Two of the clearest examples are Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ:LINE). And here’s the kicker: both stocks are trading under $5.00. Linn Energy’s.

5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch Would Love

By Saturday, September 19, 2015
Dividend StocksThis year has not been a year of slowing growth. It has been a year of losses. Not a good sign with a rate increase looming in the not-too-distant future. Those companies that will thrive when rates increase are also the ones loved by legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. By that I mean high dividend-yielding stocks with.

EURO STOXX 50: Here’s Why European Stocks Could Break Out

By Friday, September 18, 2015
Euro_StoxxTerrible news for Europe has dominated headlines this year, dragging down indices like the EURO STOXX 50 Index and the Deutsche Boerse AG Index. The stare-down between Greece and its creditors drained nearly all the life out of European stocks, settling a cloud of pessimism around the continent. The DAX Index is comprised of 30 blue chip.

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