What Happens If the Stock Market Crashes?

For most of the last century, the stock market has been the picture of resilience. It has had occasional bumps in the road and difficult stretches, but in general, it’s been a reliable and consistently growing economic indicator. It has survived. But history has taught us that the stock market is volatile. Those of us…


What Happens If a Stock Goes to Zero?

Thousands of companies comprise the global stock exchange. With so many businesses fighting for investors and trying to turn a profit, it’s a little surprising that relatively few of them bottom out and lose all their value. Can a stock go to zero? Yes, it can. And when investors see their stocks heading south, they…


How to Get Through a Crazy Stock Market

Throughout its existence, most of the time, the stock market has been a mild-mannered, well-behaved, clinically sane house pet. Other times, it’s been crazier than a dog in a hubcap factory. Wild market fluctuations — whether they’re up or down — can send shareholders into a tizzy. They produce elation in fear in massive waves…


PLUG In… Before It’s Too Late! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Puns.I know, I’m terrible at them…But sometimes they’re so good I can’t help myself, and really just don’t have the ability to fight the urge to use them.However, while puns can be terrible – this one is GREAT – as it could lead to a profit opportunity unlike anything else on Wall Street.In the wake…


How Much is the Stock Market Worth?

Most investors are only concerned with the holdings in their own portfolios. That stands to reason: It’s their money they’re dealing with. There seems to be little need to consider what’s going on in commodities they don’t own and aren’t interested in. But the scope of the stock market and how much it affects everyday…


Where is the World’s Oldest Stock Exchange?

Stock trading in some form has been around for over 500 years. Once reserved for rich investors and institutions, it’s opened up to public and retail investors of all means and types. But who got there first? In this post, we’ll take a look at the ten oldest stock exchanges in the world, all of…


When is Earning Season and What Does It Mean?

Once every quarter, investors in the stock market feel a communal tingle at the base of their spines. Their inner alarm clocks go off, their pulses race, their smartphone notifications go haywire, and their conferencing software throbs. Health and tech issues notwithstanding, that can only mean one thing:  It’s almost earnings season. When does earnings…


What’s Going On With General Motors?

It’s getting crazy out there…           Aren’t you glad you have a sane voice of reason like the Gorilla to help you sort through all the madness? If you’ve been trading consistently over the past, say 40 to 50 years, then you know that the market, stocks and the financial world tend to operate under a set…


Take the Money and Run: Stock Exit Strategies

Stock tips are, more often than not, based on entry points. You find a commodity that looks promising, you decide to invest, and you buy in. If you’re a passive investor, you intend to hold onto the stock and watch the profits grow. If you’re more active, you intend to hold onto the stock for…


How to Trade Earnings Season

Every three months for about six weeks, the stock market goes through a series of fluctuations that are fueled by ecstasy and disappointment. Investors hover over their computer monitors, watching and listening for cues to enter or leave certain stock positions. Some of them pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Others…