Equities are a key component of every investor’s portfolio, making it important to learn the fundamentals and technicals required to invest successfully and with confidence. Discover how top professional investors separate fact from fiction to maximize their profit opportunities. From explosive IPOs to solid value plays, our experts can help you formulate the right action plan for your portfolio no matter where the markets are headed.

Articles on Stocks

Equities are back in the proverbial soup due to banking stability concerns, with futures sharply lower in the early going. Gold and silver continue to hang in just fine, though, while Treasuries are rallying sharply. Oil is down and the dollar is higher.
What happened this week? Stocks get walloped after Fed Chairman “JJ” Powell raised rates by 25 basis points. Testimony about bank deposit guarantees from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen takes some of the blame. Investors should get their “shopping lists” handy in response, recommends Kenny Polcari, managing partners at Kace Capital Advisors LLC.
Higher interest rates leave less margin for error for markets. But once the Fed is done raising rates, I expect bond yields to come down gradually and the share price of companies like American Electric Power (AEP) to start rising, underscores Jim Pierce, editor of Investing Daily’s Personal Finance.
I’m relatively cautious on the stock market. But we should take a closer look at certain sectors and industries — particularly ones that will almost certainly continue to garner massive amounts of money no matter what happens next. Given the current state of geopolitics, the defense industry fits that bill, and General Dynamics (GD) is a sector leader, suggests Nilus Mattive, editor of Safe Money Report.
Short-term, my best opinion is countertrend bounce trade signals will appear in most of the symbols I track, writes Trevor Smith of Trevor's Trading.
Technology bulls were winning Wednesday until a wave of sell programs in the last half hour ravaged the Nasdaq 100. The index closed at 12,567, down 1.4%, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
That was quite the “Fed Faceplant” yesterday, wasn’t it? Equities plunged in the late afternoon, though they’re trying to bounce back a bit in the early going.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) is a specialty retailer that operates home furnishing and houseware brands, such as Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and others. Its competitive advantage lies in its unique product portfolio and successful shift to online sales, advises Ben Reynolds, editor of Sure Dividend.
Queries have come in about the current Help trigger as the signals aligned five days after the market low, states Ian Murphy of
Markets are mostly quiet as traders await today’s Fed news. Equities are flat, while gold and silver are up slightly. Oil, Treasuries, and the dollar are down a bit.

Experts on Stocks

Virtual Expos

Virtual Learning

In this Eagle Financial Publications panel, Eagle's experts will discuss the key aspects needed to bring the bull market back... and what sectors will soar. Moderated by Roger Michalski. Panelists include Dr. Mark Skousen, Bryan Perry and Jim Woods.

IBD's MarketDiem newsletter gives you hand-picked trade ideas for stocks and options right in your inbox every weekday during market hours. Our team does the research, so you get smarter trading insights, timely market analysis and even bite-size investing lessons—all in a quick 5-minute read. Subscribe today for $4.99 per month or just $20 for the entire year.

Join Nancy Tengler for this overview on inflation, recession, and how and where to invest now.

You are invited to see the 23-year back-test of our advanced trade-timing rules. Mike Turner will walk you through the process that he used, the consistency of the rules and how they worked in a blind trading back-test. The results are stunning. He will show you how he is putting these rules to work in the current market. As frustrating as the last 2 years have been, you will not want to miss this. Here is a hint: The S&P 500 gained about 175% from 2000 to 2023. Mike will show you a blind study that gained over 9,000% in that same time frame using just 2 ETFs. This is a break-through in technical trading that you will want to see firsthand!

Inna Rosputnia, CEO of Managed Accounts IR, shares her secrets to trading well-known patterns to generate returns in trending and in a sideway market. Inna's strategies helped her to gain over 100% annually since 2018. Join our session to learn her approach.

Phil Flynn will discuss his views on Fed policies and their impact.
IBD's MarketDiem newsletter gives you hand-picked trade ideas for stocks and options right in your inbox every weekday during market hours. Our team does the research, so you get smarter trading insights, timely market analysis, and even bite-size investing lessons—all in a quick 5-minute read. Subscribe today for $4.99 per month or just $20 for the entire year.

Has inflation peaked or will it remain entrenched like in the 1970s? The answer has enormous implications for investors today. In this presentation, Kim Ann Curtin of The Wall Street Coach will interview Team Doomberg to discuss what lies ahead in 2023, the hidden opportunities, and how they are preparing their portfolio in the face of so much uncertainty.

Spinoff transactions are the new IPOs. Little is heard about them because they are not manufactured like IPOs and provide no income for brokers initially. However, they remain one of the most interesting places to hunt for outsize returns. Buffett, Greenblatt & Lynch are among many high-profile investors who mention Spinoffs. Hear why you should be looking too.

Ken Mahoney presents his go-to tactics and tools for trading and investing that he has attained with 34 years of experience in the industry.



While the mechanisms and machinations of the markets have changed a lot since Benjamin Graham first devised a practical method for analyzing stocks, or even since Peter Lynch racked up big wins picking equities for Fidelity's Magellan Fund, one thing remains true: companies that deliver constant profits for shareholders will see their share prices increase.

Lofty current valuations show that the easy money has already been made, and those looking to profit should be more selective going forward. So which sectors will lead the market over the months ahead? What’s the best way to limit risk in the current environment? You will find the answers to these questions and more from the top industry professionals on these pages, unlike watching the stock market news on TV. Going beyond the stock market news today, many investors are searching for investments that they can depend on. Of course, there's no such thing as a sure bet, but the top experts featured here will share the picks they think are the next best things and the sectors that are bound to thrive in the days and months ahead.

The current market environment is particularly well-suited for stock pickers and stock-trading experts—especially the experts featured here whose careers are devoted to uncovering the best opportunities available in even the most rapidly changing environment. Get easy access to the nation’s leading stock experts who regularly share their takes on where market trends are headed, where to find bargains, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

Watch videos and read articles by these experts and discover their outlooks on what’s ahead for stocks, but more importantly, identify the most compelling sectors and industry groups, as well as the specific buying opportunities for optimal growth or income. These pages are chock-full of valuable insights from our experts' varying perspectives and expertise.