Bursting the Bubble Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst? Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents 16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up. A Primer on Dividends A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends." Contributing to an IRA? Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.