Stocks and Stock Market Events – Current

I thought it might be interesting and useful for everyone to prepare a little 3 or 4 page double-spaced paper on ANY topic related to investing in stocks or the stock markets: picking stocks, valuing stocks, influences on stock value, mutual funds, derivatives, high-performing sectors, diversificaton, stock market volatility, stocks you really like, corrections and crashes, bull and bear markets, fundamental vs. technical analysis, or ANY other topic related to stock investing or markets.  This is a good opportunity to gain a nice grade as I am mainly looking for things like interest value, quality of preparation, quality of research, overall effort, etc. Give the topic some thought and get a good grade on this paper.