What is the current trend in the stock market today that affects trade? (Research topic)Is there a good topic to reseach regarding Stock Markets, considering the trends in the economy and global...

What is the current trend in the stock market today that affects trade? (Research topic)

Is there a good topic to reseach regarding Stock Markets, considering the trends in the economy and global crisis?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would research the impact of day traders, both during the boom and now.  The internet allowed anyone to be able to trade stock, and that was quite a change from the old practice of having a seat on the stock market.  Suddenly, a lot more people were buying stocks and a lot of unethical practices developed, such as the pump and dump.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I might not have a full grasp of the question, so if my answer is off, please accept my apologies.  From what I gather, I think that you might want to examine how the stock market losses have impacted the international community and their ability to trade with other nations.  I think you might want to explore a couple of avenues in this area.  The first would be how the credit crisis in the United States and its housing crisis was reflected in bank failures across the country.  Then, I would proceed to analyze how this collapse impacted the stock market.  Finally, I would broaden it by pointing out how the stock market losses triggered an international slowdown of trade because of economic challenges.  Since this is economic and global in scope, I think you are going to have to take it in steps, proving and analyzing how each cause was interlinked the the next effect.  (A recent article on the housing crisis can be found on the link below.)  Another way to approach the topic might be that the failure of the stock market was directly related to government takeover of banks and the fear of government intrusion in the market place, thus triggering an international slowdown of trade because of government intervention.  You should be able to find many sources on these topics because they are timely and very real.  Finally, I think you can link bank failure and credit collapse to unemployment and business default, which injures trade with other countries, snowballing economic failures.  Again, these topics can be found in both print media and online media through searching and filtering to find valid reporting.  If I could suggest one more element:  Please make sure when you look for articles on the web that you are taking the information from reputable news sources.  Many individuals are using the current economic crisis to advance their own agendas through membership sites and blogs.  It's ok to use these as some type of background information on the problem, but in laying out the economic argument, use the facts from news organizations.  It's just something that I have noticed.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Stock market operations offer a very wide range of interesting and useful topic of research. In view of current economic downturn and stock market crisis this subject has generated added interest among professionals as well as laymen. So there is no dearth of good topics for research. But this does not mean any one of the possible topics will be equally good for your purpose.

If you want to do research on some topic related to stock market, you must have a reasonably good overview of the stock market operations and the current situation. If you don't have this, the first thin you need to do is to acquire this knowledge. Thus equipped you can select a topic based on your interest and resources to conduct the research.

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