Many people believe things about stocks and the stock market that simply aren't true. For example, some people believe that the biggest, most expensive companies in America must also have the best, safest stocks. As it turns out, however, if you'd bought the biggest and "best" stocks near the top of the market, you'd [...]
The following three charts demonstrate the power of being able to tell when the stock market is riskiest and when it is safest.
Despite top property-tax rate in Connecticut, the state’s capital teeters on bankruptcy Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city and hub of the state’s insurance industry, is edging closer to joining a small club of American municipalities: those that have sought bankruptcy protection. The city’s $49.6 million budget hole and the impending departure of one of [...]
Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926 ------ May 16, 2017 Finding the next Amazon.com, which first sold shares to the public 20 years ago this week, is hard. In fact, finding the last Amazon was hard, too. From 1926 through 2015, only 30 stocks accounted for one-third of the [...]
Wise up: There’s now far more risks than likely rewards! By Raymond Mullaney The stock market is very risky because it can fall 40% or more at any time. No one knows when crashes will occur, but there are times when markets are more likely to crash. Individual stocks are also very [...]
By Abraham J Briloff Originally published in Barron's, October 23, 2000 Cisco Systems might well be dubbed Wall Street's New Economy Poster Child. No better illustration of investors' vast esteem is that they've graced the company with a cool $400 billion (it had been as high as $500 billion) market capitalization. However, Cisco might [...]