Tag: investors

  • Companies

    Intel

    Very few companies come even close to Intel’s ability to make silicon chips with imprints of integrated circuits. The company upgrades its technology with dazzling rapidity. It is far ahead of the competition, and appears poised to stay that way!

  • Companies

    General Electric

    Stock market investors with shares in General Electric (GE) derive both profits and pride from their ownerships! This monolith strides over the industrialized world with a slew of impeccable technologies for healthcare, power generation and distribution, air travel, appliances, and advanced plastics. Few companies can boast of the kind of contributions to modern society that GE makes ...

  • Companies

    Time Warner

    Recreation and information are stock market winners in their own rights, but we have a champion when a company puts them both together with elegance and style. That is the essential Time Warner story of stock market glory! Erstwhile elements of this conglomerate have merged their resources seamlessly to create a powerhouse of services which people all over the world can enjoy, and on which ...

  • Companies

    Monsanto

    No other company on the stock market can match the biotechnology record of Monsanto in agriculture. There have been exciting inventions by other companies and by laboratories, but no one else has Monsanto’s record of turning blue sky research in to commercial success for the stock market. Farmers all over the world have benefited in large measure from the products and services of this ...

  • Organizations

    The financial markets and investment business are carefully regulated and supervised by agencies on a variety of federal and state levels. On the federal level, the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charged with the mission of not only protecting individual and institutional investors but performing other tasks such as maintaining fair, efficient, and orderly markets. A lesser ...

  • Futures

    Settlements

    Futures differ from options in that options contracts provide the purchaser with the “option” of completing a transaction at a set price, while futures contracts oblige both parties to the transaction to settle the contract on the date of expiry. Naturally, this fact may cause people to wonder what they will do when a truckload of fresh pork bellies arrives at their front door, not to ...

  • Futures

    History

    Trading in futures may be tightly regulated these days, but such was not always the case. At several points in history, market forces combined with such human natures as hope, greed and panic, have inflated - and swiftly deflated so-called “bubbles”, with the deflation typically much more sudden than the extended build-up to the inevitable crash, or “burst” if we invoke the bubble metaphor.

  • Investing

    Mutual Funds

    Mutual Funds are one of the most popular investment vehicles available to large and small investors today. Mutual funds provide an appealing combination of specific market focus, skilled active management and reduced risk compared to individual stock investing. It’s no wonder many small individual investors, often with the advice of their financial advisor, choose a varied portfolio of ...

  • Investing

    There is no magic formula or “secrets” of investing. Rather, investing is a disciplined process and one that requires careful analysis of the fundamentals. Many novice investors have learned the hard way though sustained losses that investing is more than simply throwing darts at a stock chart or reading recent gossip columns written by the “stock market guru” flavor of the month.

  • Investing

    Etfs

    Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are investment funds that trade as shares on major stock exchanges. There are many different kinds of ETFs; some specializing in commodity sectors like oil or gold and others acting as tradable replicas of stock market indices like the NASDAQ or S&P 500. For many investors, large and small, it’s much easier to buy shares in an ETF modeled after the ...

  • Sectors

    Holdings

    Stock market investors often place faith in business plans made by established business houses, which they may not have supported from a new and independent entity. Segment-wise financial reporting requirements do not always tell full and true stories about contributions from new ventures supported by the vast resource infrastructures of large corporations. We do know that many brand ...

  • Sectors

    Utilities

    Stock market investors must wonder if public utilities can ever be run for profit! Civil and electrical engineers and others with specialized knowledge of keeping us supplied with water, electricity, and other necessities of community living, may have little option but to grind on in business, but can investors with arrays of attractive suitors really pick securities of companies in ...