Course 209:
Why Does a Stock's Price Rise or Fall?
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Case Study in Rising Prices: Wal-Mart
3 Falling Prices: The Internet and the Oil Industry
4 Looking at the Long Term

Watching the ups and downs of stock prices can be enough to make you seasick. If you own stocks, you've undoubtedly followed their prices with a feeling of either satisfaction or disappointment, depending on how your investments have done. Short-term swings can be bewildering, and sometimes it seems as though stock prices follow a logic all their own. Even so, it is possible to break down stock performance in ways that help distinguish solid growth from inflated expectations.

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