General Electric


How to Play General Electric (NYSE: GE) Stock in 2016

Once it invented the lightbulb, GE spent the better part of the next 105 years expanding everywhere into consumer and industrial electronics. If it had an 'ON' switch, chances are GE made it. 

That's how the company became a solid investment. In fact, on Wall Street, GE was known as a "widows and orphans" stock – completely safe for regular investors to buy and hold. It was the bluest of the blue chips – a decent dividend-payer and a stock to pass on to your grandchildren.

The company continued to diversify into content creation and distribution, software, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and even capital.

And then, in 2008, the company imploded – spectacularly. It was that capital division that did it in the end.

GE Capital was very nearly fatal to the company. The king of American industry had to go begging for emergency funding of $74 billion to cover its financing needs. Millions of hitherto confident shareholders got slaughtered and watched the stock drop from a high of $42 down to $5.73.

What's happened since is something every investor needs to know, whether you're considering picking up GE shares, selling them, or hanging onto them...


Why We're Bullish on the GE Stock Price Today and in 2016

The GE stock price today held firm at $30.44 after announcing it has terminated the $3.3 billion sale of its appliance business to Electrolux amid regulatory roadblocks.

GE gets $175 million from Electrolux in a break-up fee and will pursue selling the unit.

Here's why GE is a stock to buy and own now...


GE Stock Prices Jumps 4% After Nelson Peltz Investment (NYSE: GE)

The General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock price jumped more than 4% to $26.63 Monday after activist investor Nelson Peltz revealed he has accumulated a sizable stake in the global conglomerate.

Peltz says GE could returns 40% of its current market value to shareholders by 2018.

But that's not the only reason we're bullish on the GE stock price now...