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Four Things that Affect Stock Valuation

  • Overall market
    Often quoted is "all boats float up or down with the rise and fall of the tide", but the stock market is not pulled up or down by the moon (at least I don't think so). When the market is going up, 2 out of 3 stocks are rising. When the market is going down, 3 out of 4 are tanking with it.
  • Industry
    There are market sectors, such as financial services and health care, that traditionally do well. One year it may be coal (yes, in 1964), another year technology (most of 1990s), or gold (2002).
    • Companies within an industry
      When many companies within an industry are doing well, they tend to pull the rest of the companies in the industry up with them. When they are failing, they tend to pull related companies down with them.

    • News - Visibility
      When a company is in the news with new, leading-edge products, its stock price will generally rise. But watch out for a quick reversal on ANY bad news.

    These all contribute to investor confidence, which is necessary to generate more buying than selling.

    Remember, except during a bear market, if a company's growth meets the market's expectations, the share price will either stay about the same or move higher. If the company or the company's industry disappoints investors, the share price will go down.

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