S&P 500 has grown by 2.5% since the beginning of September, 2012. The market owns this growth to 2 days: the 6th of September, when the president of the European Central Bank announced the repurchase of problem assets (S&P 500 grew by 2.02% in a day) and the 13th of September, when Ben Bernanke, the Head of the FRS announced the MBS repurchase for $40B per month (S&P grew by 1.63% in a day). The rest of the month investors were quiet and trying to comprehend what to do next: sell based on fulfilled expectations or buy commodities, high yield bonds, and risky stocks. Read more »
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What is the difference between the stock market,common stock and other instruments?
The stock market is the third largest financial market after the currency and bond markets. Its volume is over $60 trillion dollars and it fluctuates along with global stock market prices. A major difference between common stock and other instruments is for example, a futures contract, has a time limit (usually 3-12 months) and bonds mature while common stocks can be accumulated and sold at all times, until the company ceases to exist. Read more »