I do think that pretty soon everyone will have a 3D printer at home--but which one? I'm looking to invest in a company that makes and/or sells them, but I have never invested on my own before and have no idea how to choose the company that will be the right one. I realize that the stock market is all about speculation and uncertainty, but can someone point me in the right direction so I can at least make an informed decision? I don't have any real life friends who are investors, either, so I turn to your collective wisdom. Thank you!
posted by aimeedee
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I've always had an interest in the stock market and investing but have only given it a small amount of attention. I was recently trying to come up with ideas for a hobby and realized that (a) investing is something I have had a long standing interest in and (b) it's something that people can do as a hobby! What are some resources/guides/books for learning as much as possible about this? [more inside]
posted by averageamateur
on Feb 5, 2013 -
I just checked my retirement account. Last year, I lost about 7% of the total after ten years of contributions. Is this happening to everybody? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank
on Oct 8, 2011 -
Miraculous rally in the final forty five minutes today pushes all stock market indices above their three-year lows. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley all up by ten, twelve percent for the day. Can someone explain how this has happened? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Oct 4, 2011 -
StockmarketNOOBfilter. A company issues direct shares of common stock to institutional investors at 20% below previous day price - good or bad for the investor who already owns that stock? [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Nontraditional Investments: I've heard claims that purchasing solar cells can provide a better return on your investment than stocks. Assuming that's actually the case, what are some other investments that might warrant your money more than investing in the stock market?
posted by sdis
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Our Investor is going independent. Anything I should be aware of before following him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Need a list of bond, note, and bill symbols - searching online is providing mixed results. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on Mar 25, 2010 -
Is there a real-time US market data feed better (or at least as good and less expensive) than Yahoo Finance's Market Tracker? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius
on Aug 31, 2009 -
Can I buy MOTORS LIQ CO (MTLQQ) AKA General Motors stock?
If yes, Would you guys recommend to buy the stock?
Whatever your answer I need to know the reason.
posted by omaralarifi
on Aug 13, 2009 -
How does one handle the tax situation when frequently buying/selling small stakes of a stock in which you are also holding a long term large stake? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on May 30, 2009 -
I was wondering if now would be a good time to buy stock in, say, a bank. The theory being buy low and then some years from now, it would be high. I'm talking maybe $1000, such that if I lost it all, while I wouldn't be very happy about it, but it wouldn't break me. I realize you are not a lawyer, or financial analyst, or whatever. I'm looking for any opinion, for or against.
posted by allelopath
on Sep 29, 2008 -
I've never had anything to do with the stock market. I would like to learn more about it. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by smeater44
on Sep 28, 2008 -
I was listening to public radio this morning and they were talking about the current financial crisis on Wall Street. The expert said, "We will pull through this. America is resilient." That surprised me, as the idea of us not pulling through never occurred to me. But now I'm wondering: what would happen if we didn't "pull through"? As in, explain to me the rock bottom scenario for the United States' current situation and how we get to it. Obviously make it realistic it enough that I can have some really substantial nightmares.
posted by ictow
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Tell me about your experience with investment partnerships. (Multiple questions inside.) [more inside]
posted by ijoshua
on Jan 26, 2008 -
Who is your favorite investment/business columnist/blogger/guru that you trust because they can think for themselves and teach and not follow the herd? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Sep 19, 2007 -
Stock Market Filter: How do stock exchanges like Nasdaq/NYSE figure out (based on supply and demand) what price to assign to a given stock? Its not 'pure' supply and demand. Given a steady volume, prices still oscillate within ranges. How do market makers make their decisions on the oscillation as they search for the most efficient price for a given market? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Aug 23, 2007 -
I have just spent the afternoon watching stocks around the world decline partially based on sub prime market fallout. My question is how can things be so great when the Fed is handing out stacks of cash to keep things stable (34 Billion USD and counting, not including the international bail out)?
posted by Funmonkey1
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Where can I find a global network of amateur stock detectives, as used by Christopher Carey of Mark Cuban's http://www.ShareSleuth.com ? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Dec 28, 2006 -
How can I invest in low-cost medical clinics like RediClinic, CheckUps and Take Care? These are clinics that are inside drugstores and Wal-Mart and Target. I've visited their websites and searched in Google but they do not seem to be listed on any stock exchanges.
posted by toreo
on Oct 6, 2006 -
I got a few credit card checks with 2% APR until April 07. Should I use them to invest in the stock market? [more inside]
posted by monkeycool
on Sep 3, 2006 -
I've been fascinated for a while with stiff like tradesports.com and the ill-fated DARPA terrorism futures market, and got to thinking about building a fake, toy futures market. There are systems out there that simulate markets, but they're either simple portfolio charters or they have randomly wobbling shares. I'm much more interested in valuations created by groups of users gaming on the outcome of real events.
Ideally, as I'm very lazy, someone will have written one of these already, but I've googled away and had no joy. It could be me not knowing the lingo used to describe these things.
Failing this can anybody recommend a framework to work within? I'm thinking of something (probably the usual php/mysql) with e-mail/users/password recovery etc. built in for me to start from. Maybe the toy market would be best developed as a plug in to something? [more inside]
posted by Flat Feet Pete
on Mar 28, 2004 -