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Adobe Systems - Historically, the stock market indexes have risen over time, but do you know why. The market has an internal bias, and it is always to the upside....

Altera - Once you understand this, you will also understand why it is so hard to find anyone on Wall Street or Bay Street who will ever say the word Sell. And...

Amazon - The stock market's internal bias is always to the upside. This does not mean that the market is always destined to go up, but this is a truth that in...

American Power Conversion - Why is this the case. Is it economic, is it caused by the business cycle, or is it that corporate profits are always increasing....

Amgen - Or could it be that it is just human nature to be optimistic about the future. Unfortunately, it is none of the above....

Apollo Group - The stock market industry has a product to sell, and that product is stocks. And just like any industry, they are wiling to pay to keep its image pos...

Apple Computer - The truth of the matter is, that for each and every single stock listed on the stock exchanges, there are approximately 50 people whose job it is to p...

Applied Materials - They come in all shapes and sizes; from senior executives and board members, to the people in marketing, public-relations, investor relations, and med...

Ati Technologies - When a CEO goes on an Investor Road Trip, or does the quarterly shareholders conference call, outside consultants are often hired to put these events...

Autodesk - Last but not least, let's not forget all the people directly employed in the creating, producing and distribution of the quarterly and annual reports....

Bea Systems - The first group includes the stock exchanges where the companies stocks are listed. They make money every time you buy or sell a stock....

Biogen Idec - If you don't trade, they don't make any money. And then you have the brokerage firms (most now owned by banks), who also make money every time you bu...

Biomet - The next group is the media, whose only reason for being is to sell advertising, and who do they sell advertising to. Most advertisers are publicly t...

Broadcom - And then there are the people who create the ads, and craft the corporate images, so you can feel good about buying stock in specific companies. GE d...

Career Education - And we can't walk through a subway car in rush hour without bumping into someone who is directly or indirectly involved in the marketing or selling of...

Cdw - With all the retraining and cross training that has gone on in the past couple of years, even most bank tellers can sell you a mutual fund. Lastly, t...

Check Point Software Technologies - All the above people have one common interest, and that is to make sure that you, the public, have a strong belief that in the long term, the stock ma...

Chiron - Money. Whether it is a CEO trying to keep his stocks' price up, so he can get his yearly bonus, or a stock exchange trying to increase transaction vo...

Cintas - Everyone is trying to make a living off the stock market. When you understand how many people have this common goal, you can then understand why it i...

Cisco Systems - This is not a conspiracy. This is just business....

Citrix Systems - Just as the salesperson at a GM dealership would not talk you out of buying a car and recommend that you buy a bike, the stock market industry rarely...

Cognizant Technology Solutions - Three reasons. Firstly, it is not in the investment industry's interest to issue sell signals in a timely fashion....

Comcast - So, don't expect them to; that is your responsibility. They have started to issue more sell signals in the past couple of years, but they are usually...

Comverse Technology - Secondly, bearish or short positions must be only used strategically and sparingly, as we do not want to bet against the market in the long run. We o...

Costco Wholesale - And last, but not least, beware of the Dooms Day merchants. If you don't know who these people are, then count yourself lucky....

Dell - The market has an internal bias, and it is always to the upside. Once you understand this, you will also understand why it is so hard to find anyone...

Dentsply International - And why you should never bet against the stock market in the long run. The stock market's internal bias is always to the upside....

Dollar Tree Stores - This does not mean that the market is always destined to go up, but this is a truth that investors must understand. Why is this the case....

Ebay - Is it economic, is it caused by the business cycle, or is it that corporate profits are always increasing. Or could it be that it is just human natur...

Echostar Communications - Unfortunately, it is none of the above. The stock market industry has a product to sell, and that product is stocks....

Electronic Arts - And just like any industry, they are wiling to pay to keep its image positive, and their product as appetizing and seductive as possible. The truth o...

Expeditors International Of Washington - Think of these people as the stock market cheerleaders. They come in all shapes and sizes; from senior executives and board members, to the people in...

Express Scripts - Most companies also employ outside consultants to help with the never ending job of stock promotion. When a CEO goes on an Investor Road Trip, or doe...

Fastenal Company - There are also the image consultants who are hired to teach these senior executives how to walk, talk, sit, eat, dress and act in public. Last but no...

Fiserv - After you account for all the people who are directly employed by the listed company's, then you have an even larger group of people whose job it is t...

Flextronics International - They make money every time you buy or sell a stock. If you don't trade, they don't make any money....

Garmin - And then you have the brokerage firms (most now owned by banks), who also make money every time you buy or sell any stock. The next group is the medi...

Genzyme General - Most advertisers are publicly traded companies. And then there are the people who create the ads, and craft the corporate images, so you can feel goo...

Gilead Sciences - GE doesn't sponsor Face The Nation just to sell more light bulbs. And we can't walk through a subway car in rush hour without bumping into someone wh...

Iac Interactivecorp - Since the vast majority of mutual funds are still made up of stocks, all of these people now have a vested interest in making sure that you and I have...

Intel - Lastly, there are all the people like myself, newsletter writers, independent analyst firms, book authors, financial websites, and people who provide...

Intersil - Why. Money....

Intuit - Whether it is a CEO trying to keep his stocks' price up, so he can get his yearly bonus, or a stock exchange trying to increase transaction volume ove...

Invitrogen - When you understand how many people have this common goal, you can then understand why it is a self-fulfilling prophecy that the stock market will alw...

Jds Uniphase - This is just business. Just as the salesperson at a GM dealership would not talk you out of buying a car and recommend that you buy a bike, the stock...

Juniper Networks - Why is this important for an investor to understand. Three reasons....

Kla Tencor - Firstly, it is not in the investment industry's interest to issue sell signals in a timely fashion. So, don't expect them to; that is your responsibi...

Lam Research - They have started to issue more sell signals in the past couple of years, but they are usually far too late for investors to take advantage of. Secon...