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Entries by Dan Dorfman from 02/2011

Wall Street Blind to Egyptian Crisis?

| Posted 02.01.2011 | Business

The consensus of some market watchers over the weekend was that all hell might break loose on Monday, but it never happened. Surprisingly strong market performance followed Friday's wicked 166-point decline in the Dow in the wake of the Egyptian riots.

Lady Dracula Sees Gobs Of New Jobs

| Posted 02.02.2011 | Business

In December, 103,000 new jobs were created in non-farm payroll employment. The January number, to be reported shortly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, could double that.

Dire Warnings From a Bear And His Parade Of Stinkers

| Posted 02.05.2011 | Business

Last month's creation of just 36,000 jobs, versus a widely anticipated gain of 130,000 to 150,000 jobs, is a renewed S.O.S. that the wave of euphoria engulfing Wall Street may be way overdone.

Palin Pales in Presidential Betting

| Posted 02.07.2011 | Politics

Palin has publicly said she thinks she could beat President Obama in a national election. Judging from William Hill's latest betting odds, it looks like she would have an easier time parting the Red Sea.

Worrisome Words From Jordan

| Posted 02.12.2011 | Business

The ouster of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be good news for the country's 80-million populace, but is it good news for the U.S. stock market?

Bulls, Bear and a 'Crackpot'

| Posted 02.16.2011 | Business
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After a particularly biting response to a recent column, I took refuge in a Dale Carnegie quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do."

Too Many Bulls Could Gore Stocks

| Posted 02.18.2011 | Business

Rampant bullish fever is scaring a growing number of market watchers. No wonder. It's generally a prelude to a sizable market decline.

Housing Could Sink Recovery, Squash Obama

| Posted 02.21.2011 | Business

In 2012, the nation will expect a considerably better economy, especially on the employment and housing fronts. But the glum housing outlook with its negative economic consequences suggests that may not happen.

Risky Roadmap to $7 a Gallon Gas

| Posted 02.25.2011 | Business
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Some Persian Gulf watchers say more political uprisings, swelling strife throughout the Middle East,mean likely oil supply disruptions, higher crude prices and a bigger bite at the gas pump, perhaps as much as $7 a gallon.

The Return of the Brothers Grimm

| Posted 02.28.2011 | Business

With the rosy views a fair number of Wall Streeters are pitching, the brothers Grimm seem to be making the trek to Wall Street.