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The Reasons Behind Ups and Downs of the Stock Market

    Mr. C.S. Sudheer | Saturday, June 21,2008, 10:03 AM

The Reasons Behind Ups and Downs of the Stock Market


Why Stocks prices Go Up

  • The company entered in to a big new contract
  • A great positive news coverage on the company in the media
  • Scientists discovered and opined that the product is good for something important
  • A famous investor is buying shares-- Lots of people are buying shares
  • An analyst upgrades the company, changing her recommendation from, for instance, "buy" to "strong buy"
  • Other stocks in the same industry go up
  • Most of the stock market is up
  • A competitor's factory burns down
  • The company wins a lawsuit
  • More people are buying the product or service
  • The company expands globally, and starts selling in other countries
  • The industry is "hot"
  • people expect big things for good reasons
  • people don't understand much about it, but they're buying anyway
  • Increasing sales and profits
  • A great new executive is hired to run the company
  • An exciting new product or service is introduced
  • The company is bought by another company
  • The company might be bought by another company
  • Additional exciting new products or services are expected
  • The company is going to "spin-off" part of itself as a new company
  • Rumours
  • For no reason at all

Why Stocks prices Go Down

  • Lots of people are selling shares
  • A factory burns down
  • Other stocks in the same industry go down
  • Profits and/or sales are slipping
  • Top executives leave the company
  • A famous investor sells shares of the company
  • An analyst downgrades his recommendation of the stock, maybe from "buy" to "hold"
  • The company loses a major customer
  • Most of the stock market is down
  • perhaps in a temporary recession or bear market
  • Another company introduces a better product
  • There's a supply shortage, so not enough of the product can be made
  • A big lawsuit is filed against the company
  • Scientists discover the product is not safe
  • Fewer people are buying the product
  • The industry used to be "hot," but now another industry is more popular
  • Some new law might hurt sales or profits
  • A powerful company becomes a competitor
  • Rumours
  • For no reason at all

These are the some reasons which creates wave in the market both for and against the company in different situations. But, an intelligent investor has to look at all these fundamentals before taking any reasons regarding buying and selling of shares and stocks of any companies. Now, I would like to add up one more thing that some of these reasons harm short term oriented investors and some time they harm both. Therefore, an investor with long term vision and patience will always make the most out of any stock market or any stocks. As a financial consultant, my advice is, if you really want to take part in the development of India, be regular in the long run.

Mr. C.S. Sudheer

Mr C.S.Sudheer is a management graduate. He started his career with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and later on worked with Howden India. After his brief stint in Howden India, he moved on and incorporated Suvision Holdings Pvt Ltd which is the sole promoter of He aims to build a nation that is financially literate with investment savvy citizens.

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