The stock market is a generic term that describes markets in which shares of companies, commodities, and financial products are traded. The most well-known stock markets are the “exchanges” of “Wall Street”.


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About Half of Americans Own Stocks Fact

According to a 2016 Gallup poll about half of American adults own stocks and about half don’t. This is down since 2007 when around 65% of American adults owned stocks.

Stability Breeds Instability Fact

Stability isn’t necessarily destabilizing, but as Hyman Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis eludes: longterm stability breeds instability and diminishes resilience in economic markets, mainly due to psychological factors.

Blog Posts tagged with "Stock Market"

The Basics of Options Trading

Options are contracts that represents the right to buy or sell an underlying asset before an expiration date once certain price conditions are met.

Is Bitcoin in a Bubble?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies look like they are in a bubble here in 2017, in terms of historic bubbles, but no one can predict the future.

The 2007 – 2009 Financial Crisis Explained

We explain the Financial Crisis / Great Recession of 2007 – 2009 that began with the 2006 housing bubble, led to a recession in the U.S. by December 2007, and became a global crisis by 2009.