For my blog post, I decided I want to research the rise and fall of stocks in the American market. This is an area of interest to me because I took a class in high school where we put together stock portfolios and watched how each stock’s value would rise and fall daily. I started to realize how hard it is to predict how stocks will trend on a daily, weekly basis and I wanted to learn more. So I searched on Google, “rise and fall of the stock market” and came across an article called “How Stock Market Trends Work” by John Barrymore. He goes through several factors that affect the changes in stock market trends, different markets that exist, and smart ways to invest your money. It seems complicated, but I think it’s a skill that if mastered could be very beneficial to an investor. Specifically, I think the genre my post falls under is stock market analysis. As I do more research, I’ll narrow down my search into less of a broad question.