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Where Do We Go From Here?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The only sensible approach to investing is to buy into well-understood businesses when they are offered substantially below what they are worth, and to sell them as they approach intrinsic value.

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

Fear Recedes

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Common knowledge doesn't influence markets, only true surprises do.

The market bottom? no way Ben

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Bank stocks had their best week on record last week and early this week as investors bet the bottom had been reached. I don't think so and hope I'm wr...

Media Using Dow As Obama Tracking Poll

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Dow embarked on a long slide after Inauguration Day -- a nearly 2,000-point slide, to be precise -- the drumbeat seemed to grow louder. "There...

A Better Plan for the Banking System

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Take the money earmarked to large, corrupt and failing banks that wretchedly brought us to the precipice, and have the FDIC offer matching capital to anyone setting up a new community bank.

Why Obama Should Ignore The Dow: Newsweek

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investment professionals and econo-pundits claiming to speak for Wall Street have been blaming President Obama for the recent run of losses in the sto...

Reports of the Death of Equities: Greatly Exaggerated

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

The successful investors will be the ones who wait out this period and reap the rewards once the tide turns, which it will. Soon we hope.

What the Market is Telling Us Now

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

There is plenty of uncertainty now, but much less risk, because high quality stocks are available at much lower prices, and logically an investment is more attractive and less risky if made at a lower price.

The Obama Revolution

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The new budget President Obama proposed last week is no less than another American revolution, an economic revolution that changes the very fundamenta...

Dow Industrials Have Worst Month Since 1933

Wall Street Journal | Peter A. McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A late burst of selling sealed a dismal finish for the stock market, which hit a fresh 12-year low on Friday as Citigroup sold a bigger chunk of itsel...

Paulson Policy Failures

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The Treasury's policy did nothing to build confidence or stabilize the markets. The precipitous drop of the equity markets in October and November are the market's judgment on their policies.

Comparing Bear Markets, 1929-2009

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Check out the comparison of the current market, including Friday's low, to all previous bear markets....

How Big is This Bailout?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

It's not the government's job to make stocks go up. It's their job to ensure stability and confidence to counter the fear and panic now so prevalent all over the world. Markets will find their own equilibrium when that happens.

Stimulus Plans Don't Work

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Spending is the problem that caused this crisis in the first place. We cannot fix the problem using more of its root cause.

The Story of 2008: What Went Wrong?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Bear markets are difficult experiences, but they provide unique prospects. I believe we will look at the present U.S. stock market valuations as perhaps the best investment opportunity of a generation.

How to End the Recession

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

What should be intuitively clear is that spending is no way to repair our woes. Indeed, spending irresponsibly is exactly what got us in the current lugubrious position.

Abolish the SEC

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The mere existence of the SEC gives investors false confidence, lulling them into reduced vigilance and making them think they are protected when they are not.

History of Market Recoveries

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

By the time a recession ends, the market has already rebounded to much higher levels off the bottom. The most pessimistic periods economically has been the best time to buy stocks.

Timing the Market

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

According to data by Davis Advisors Funds examining the S&P 500 returns in the 15 years span between 1993 and 2007, the patient investor who remained ...

Crisis of Confidence

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Seeing the news headlines, clearly people are frightened.The issue we are faced with today is shortage of confidence, not shortage of capital.

End the Bailout

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Paulson is now on his third plan for how to spend the cash Congress gave him. Nobody knows what he will do next.

Let GM Fail

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Throwing taxpayers' good money into that sink hole called the US auto industry will be tantamount to a transfer of wealth from tax payers to GM employees.

Inflation Prospects

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

In the last few months, we have seen the prices of commodities dropping precipitously. Oil dropped from $150 to $60, Gold dropped from $1,000 an ounc...

Yes We Can... What?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Barack Obama is faced with very high expectations. There is only a small likelihood that any human being could actually deliver a performance commensurate with those expectations.