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Washington Overreacts

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Have you noticed our politicians so often do exactly the wrong thing? They mean well, but in their haste to propitiate us, the voters, they cause more damage than good.

Why the Stock Market is Cheap Now

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We are seeing some of the best stock valuations in the last century. Once fear of illiquidity dissipates, the stock market will get back to normal levels.

Cash is Not King

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Schram

If you do not find stock prices cheap now, with the market pulverized 45% in the last year, then you probably should never own stocks.

Credit Crunch and the Money Supply

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Imagine a world in which Uncle Sam is the monopoly supplier of bananas, in the same way that he is now the monopoly supplier of money; eventually people will become anxious about future decisions of the banana board.

Biggest Heist in History

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We lured the Chinese, Japanese, Europeans and Arabs to take our currency and our financial instruments, money market funds, SIV's, CDS's and mortgage paper galore.

Requiem for the Bailout Storyline

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Recent events should not be allowed to obscure the reality that the news media played a pivotal role in stampeding the country into a bailout that was unwise and unjust.

Clean Up GOP Mess Nov. 4

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Mr. Bernanke doesn't say it, but the current crisis in the subprime mortgage market may be a perfect illustration of the financial accelerator at work today.

Dow Drops

CNN | Alexandra Twin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Markets tanked Thursday - with the Dow falling nearly 700 points during the session - as panicked investors dumped stocks across the board. Bank lend...

Sarah Palin Speech Makes Stock Market Crash (VIDEO)

236.com | 23/6: The News, But Funnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the last two minutes of a Sarah Palin speech, the market crashes 277 points....

Rearranging The Deckchairs

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Gregory

It is ironic that real estate, the cause of the economic collapse, may eventually be the unintended beneficiary of our steep downturn.

Dow Negative During This Milennium

Crossing Wall Street | Eddy Elfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dow closed at 11,453.42 which means the index is now in the red for the millennium. The Dow closed December 31, 1999 at 11,497.12. Of course, tha...

How Low Can We Go?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It's ironic that while the nation is engaged in the most hopeful, positive political campaign in decades, the financial markets are hawking up phlegm and getting ready for the Big One.