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.
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]
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.
Should I pull my money out of the stock market? I'm pretty clueless. [more inside]
Now that I've got my delicious vegetable soup stock frozen into cubes, I need some suggestions on utilizing them! [more inside]
Is there anyone (especially online) who's collected reasonably well-informed stock picks from, say, 2, 5, or 15 years ago and explained why the recommendations did or did not work out? [more inside]
Fathers-Day-Fishing-Outing: Success. Yay! ...but I'm more accustomed to tiny, easily-packable, easily-fryable bluegills, and with the relative freezer space, too. I've got a whole king salmon saved (off-site) for smoking next month, but what do I do with the other eleven pounds? [more inside]
Why do they still do open outcry? It would seem that there is a more efficient way to accomplish complex trade transactions than shouting and hand signals.
Stock ticker ... how are they doing this? [more inside]
InvestingFilter: Is there anything inherently flawed about investing in index funds? [more inside]
I'm looking for decent stock web elements that aren't from 1998, but I'm totally stuck. Where should I go? [more inside]
I'd like to create a stock photo service for a client. Does anyone have any recommendations for existing services such as photostockplus.com or those that focus on selling digital content such as tidwit.com or the now defunct blish.com. Is there a leader in this marketplace? [more inside]
Where can I find film footage of Richard Nixon bowling? [more inside]
What should I do with a pot-full of drained, boiled vegetables used to make veggie stock? We're talking about potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Eating them with salt is nice, but a little boring...
Looking for some well argued stock/financial discussion sites. [more inside]
What was the price of Alcan Aluminum (NYSE: AL) on March 2, 1985? [more inside]
Where can I find the historical PE ratio for a given stock market sector or industry? When you get a stock quote from Yahoo Finance, the historical prices page tells you what the stock sold for on a given day. The competitors page shows the average PE ratio for that stock's industry. I am looking for something kind of in-between — namely, to find out what the PE was for a given industry/sector was on a given date. Where can I find this information online?
Is there a website that shows me when companies are going to announce their quarterly results or do other things that usually affect their stock price? [more inside]
Is there a finance website that can plot historical and current graphs of a stock price in a currency other than that of its local exchange, e.g. the stock price of IBM in USD multiplied by the (moving, not current!) EUR:USD exchange rate? If this is easy to do on Google or Yahoo Finance then I'm obviously missing something!
Wikipedia says: "One of the largest producers of public domain stock footage is the United States government. All videos produced by the United States military, NASA, and other agencies are available for use as stock footage." Where? [more inside]
Tell me about your experience with investment partnerships. (Multiple questions inside.) [more inside]
What usually happens to vested stock options when a private company buys a public company (or a part of the company)? [more inside]
What Percentage of Equity to expect from a Startup in Options? [more inside]
Please help me with a CD cover idea! I'm having trouble visualizing it. [more inside]
My in-laws would like to give my daughter 15 shares of stock (about $1500) to help with her college expenses. What is the best way to do this considering financial aid and taxes for both my in-laws and my daughter? [more inside]
question on stock options: is volume an issue? If I sell to close in the final 3 weeks, who is it that is buying it? why would they buy it? [more inside]
What do I need to know about employee stock options at a small, private tech start-up? [more inside]
Stock question: I have two ETFs (BDJ and DCS) that have been declining all year but have really gone into the toilet lately. I've lost about 30% combined on both. Would it be best to just cut my losses and sell them now or actually buy more? [more inside]
What should I do with the mass quantities of turkey stock I now have? [more inside]
I need to photograph some items to be sold online. I want the pix to look as professional as possible and would appreciate any tips you may have re composition, framing, lighting etc. How do I get the glossy mag look for this stuff? [more inside]
[EconFilter] Does stock trading / futures speculation create economic value? [more inside]
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]
a german textbook publisher wants to buy a photo from my canadian mother! [more inside]
Help me source some high-quality bouillon cubes. [more inside]
I own some restricted stock in an OTCBB company but I have lost the cert. What are my options if any?
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]
Why can't you put numbers in a stock trading symbol? (Or can you?) For example, 3M is MMM, which works out, but it would have been easier for them to simply have 3M. (I tried to Google for the answer, but there are so many irrelevant hits.)
[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
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)?
What are the best ways to invest in Africa? [more inside]
Help me leverage my ability to pick failing companies. [more inside]
I'd like to sell some HD footage. Are there stock libraries that deal in video? [more inside]
How the heck do I figure out the cost basis of long-ago inherited stocks? [more inside]
I need to become the worst short-term stock trader in the world (or best, depending on your perspective). Has anyone gotten any good spam stock tips recently? Seriously...Please help. [more inside]
Can I use stock images from a royalty-free disc on my commercial projects if the disc was not purchased by me? How does this kind of licensing work? [more inside]
Cookingfilter: where do people buy bones for stock? [more inside]
I need help finding downloadable stock exchange info. [more inside]
Is holding a small amount of money in the form of insurance stock a smart move for a mid-20s grad student? [more inside]
Where can I find a global network of amateur stock detectives, as used by Christopher Carey of Mark Cuban's http://www.ShareSleuth.com ?
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]