There are two primary approaches to the stock market: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Fundamental analysis evaluates a stock’s value based upon company operations and financial performance (earnings per share, price to earnings ratio). Technical analysis uses price charts and statistical analysis to make assumptions about future price movement. Both camps must pay attention to […]
The Motley Fool: Explaining the daily fluctuations Please explain the daily fluctuations in the stock market. – The market may seem to be a single entity, but it's made up of thousands of companies' stocks, each of which goes up and down according to what millions of investors think of it. What's wrong with buying overvalued stock in a great company, as long as the price eventually rises
Total volume on the New York Stock Exchange was 3.4 billion shares. Advancing stocks were outnumbered by declining stocks on the NYSE. For 31% stocks that advanced, 65% declined.