Some stocks up and others down. And frequently the moves are in response to the changes in the business fortunes of the companies in question. To follow such news about individual Canadian companies, you can spend some time to read the business report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. For comprehensive coverage of the U.S. business arena, you need The Wall Street Journal, and for Europe and much of the rest of the world, the Financial Times of London, England. You should also keep an eye on the business section of your local daily paper for detailed coverage of companies operating in your area, some of which could be rewarding stock market investments.
For the serious stock market investors, reading daily newspapers and financial reports are not enough. Canada has an excellent financial weekly that publishes information and commentary of great help to investors. The weekly edition of the Financial Post reports on Canadian and international economic, political and business developments of interest to a wide audience. it provides news and analysis of the stock market as part of this package. All of this package are available at prices that are bargains if you consider how much of your savings you might lose because you didn’t know something they might have told you.
Common to all these publications is a package of daily or weekly stock market quotations. Stock exchanges are fortunate in the fact that newspapers of all sorts devote many columns of space, free of charge, to publishing information on the prices of their products
The quotation lists vary in the amount of information they contain. At the least, for each stock listed, there is a column usually labeled “stock’ for the abbreviated name of the company that issued it, “high” for the highest price at which the stock traded during the previous day or week, “low” for the lowest price, “close” or “last” for the price paid in the final normal transaction, “change” for the difference between the final price paid, and “volume” for the number of volume of shares traded.