102-29 What Affects Stock Prices?

The first thing to understand about stock prices is that they are determined by supply and demand. When there are more buyers than sellers, prices go up. When there are more sellers than buyers, prices go down. This may seem simple, but it’s important to remember when predicting stock price movements.

Course 102 - Stock Market Investing
What Affects Stock Prices?

One of the most important factors affecting stock prices is the economy’s overall health. When the economy is doing well, people are more likely to invest in stocks, and prices tend to go up. On the other hand, when the economy is struggling, people are more likely to sell their stocks, and prices tend to go down. Another important factor is the performance of a company’s stock. If a company is doing well, its stock price will usually go up. If a company is struggling, its stock price will usually go down.

There are many other factors that can affect stock prices, but these are some of the most important ones to keep in mind.

There is a lot to a stock’s price, and when I think back all those years to when I began to learn about the stock market, reading a stock price took some thinking. For example, what is the bid price? What is the difference between the bid and the asking price? What does “Last Price” mean? All these questions and more will be answered in this training course section.

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Share/Stock Prices – 20 Things You Don’t Know (Probably)


A stock split is a way for a company to manipulate the stock price to target it optimally for investors to purchase. A reverse stock split can signify a contracting business; however, a stock split is a sign of a growing business that wishes to keep its stock price within the boundaries for an ordinary investor to purchase.


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