Stock Market

Investors may have trouble managing their finances in a bear market. The pressure to sell can be overwhelming, but following the trend can also lead to a decline in profits.

Everyone usually benefits from a bull market. Buying and selling stock during this time can lead to a high rate of return. However, the expansion will only last so long.

The Russell 2000 Index is a useful alternative to other well-known indices. It provides a snapshot of what is happening to smaller publicly traded U.S. companies.

Preferred stock has the characteristics of common stocks and bonds, which mean shareholders can rightfully benefit from a company’s profitability but can’t exercise their voting rights.

The Standard and Poor’s 500 is a stock market index tracking the performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges. Contrary to popular belief, these are not the 500 biggest companies but arguably the 500 most important companies.

A stock market, also called stock exchange, is a platform where investors can buy and sell stocks (also called shares) and bonds in publicly traded companies. Prices for stocks are determined by supply and demand.

Marc Cohodes of Alder Lane Farm pulls no punches as he diagnoses the true culprits behind the exponential volatility in stocks such as GameStop: extreme leverage and the hedge funds who use it in order to juice returns. Cohodes argues that hedge funds like Point72 and Melvin Capital are creating significant systemic risk for all market participants.

A fund centered on Iranian equities may seem frivolous to some. Who wants to invest in a country that has been devastated by sanctions for decades and cut off from the rest of the global?

Despite decades of geopolitical turbulence, investors have long-eyed frontier markets like Iraq for high growth value investing.

Todd Harrison outlines his bullish case for cannabis, lists his favorite names, & discusses other tangential opportunities & diversification options.

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