No Trivial Matter: The Most Important Stock Market Statistics of 2023

The stock market is a vibrant, ever-changing ecosystem. That’s what makes it so exciting to be an investor. Staying on top of these stock market trends won’t just make you a better trivia contestant; it will also help you make wiser decisions about your investments. Here are some of the most important stock market statistics…


How to Sell Stock in a Private Company

When you think of investing, you most likely think of the publicly-listed companies in the major U.S. stock exchanges. But what if you hold stock in a private company? It’s more common than you might think. Many companies offer stock shares to their employees or investors before going public. This guide will teach you how…


What Should I Consider When Choosing a Stockbroker?

A stockbroker serves as an intermediary between you and the stock exchange. But a good stockbroker does more than simply execute your stock orders. Choosing a stockbroker is an important decision since these professionals can also serve as financial advisors, guiding you as you make investment decisions. This guide will tell you how to choose…


Microsoft: On The Road To $5 Trillion? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  $5 TRILLION? Yes… Microsoft – the company that Bill built – could be on the road to becoming worth DOUBLE what it is now. That kind of value is unfathomable… But more and more companies are creeping up into being multi-TRILLION-dollar companies. Apple (AAPL) was the first… Followed by Amazon (AMZN)… After that –…


Understanding ETFs: What Are Exchange Traded Funds?

Investors often invest in baskets of securities called “funds.” While mutual funds have historically been the most popular type, exchange-traded funds, or “ETFs,” are enjoying increasing popularity. What are exchange-traded funds? What are their advantages? This guide will introduce you to how ETFs work and what they can do for your portfolio. ETF: Meaning and…


Buying Stocks in Nike: Should You Just Do It?

Chances are you’ll find the familiar Nike “swoosh” logo in your shoe closet or workout drawer. But should you include Nike in your stock portfolio? Despite record-setting inflation, the company has demonstrated strong resilience and innovation. This guide will give you some reasons to consider buying stocks in Nike, then show you a strategy for…


Is It Time To Give Renewables A SHOT? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Renewable energy is such a polarizing topic… But I guess that’s what happens in a politically charged atmosphere. However, like most gorillas – I don’t care about politics… I care about helping members of GorillaTrades make as much money as humanly (or sapienly) possible. That said… Oil has made people rich for more than…


Wally World Scores BIG | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  I swear… We’re living in one of the STRANGEST economies this ol’ Gorilla has ever seen. It’s both AWESOME and TERRIBLE at the same time… I don’t know any other way to describe it. It’s like the financial gods got together and decided they were going to get together and give us some epic…

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Individual Stocks

Many stockbrokers recommend that clients invest in mutual funds, ETFs, or other vehicles that contain a range of stocks or other assets. But some investors have their sights set on a particular company. Is there value to investing in individual stocks, or is it better to stick to the tried-and-true method of investing in a…