No matter what's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 125,000 members on nearly 5,400 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of major gold miner Goldcorp
Financial flexibility. Goldcorp sold off its stake in Silver Wheaton
Momentum. Although the company released lowered guidance recently, it finished 2008 with a record fourth-quarter gold production of 692,000 ounces. It has several core properties under development, including Pensaquito and Pueblo Viejo, a joint venture with Barrick Gold
Rising gold prices. Falling gold prices in 2008 caused huge drops in shares of companies like Goldcorp, Yamana Gold
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to check and balance your own analysis. You can read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Goldcorp, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- it's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock remembers panning for gold as a kid -- it was always so much easier when they stocked the sand. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. The Fool's disclosure policy holds an unblemished Canasta record.