|Those who give specific advice on buying and selling stocks are termed investment advisors and must be registered as investment advisors with the SEC. Many investors who are not registered as investment advisors are free to express their opinions about a stock (protected free speech under the first amendment) but NOT permitted to recommend buying or selling. That's why, if you listen to CNBC, you'll see many of those interviewed express opinions in the form of what they LIKE or DON'T LIKE, rather than recommending that people actually go out and buy or sell. Same is true with articles published in journals like BARRON'S.|
To do otherwise risks running afoul of the Securities Laws of 1934 et seq.