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Dow Dips Below 7,000

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A relentless sell-off in the stock market Monday blew through barriers that would have been unthinkable just weeks ago, and investors...

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.

Stocks Stumble As Investors Fear Worsening Economy

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street ended its worst January ever by stumbling again over the banking system and the economy. The major indexes all fell shar...

Dow Rises On The Backs Of Tech, Financial Stocks

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier. Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in...

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.

Stocks Tumble As Time Warner, Intel, Alcoa Take Dive

AP | MADLEN READ and SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A warning from tech giant Intel about poor business conditions and more evidence of rising unemployment left stocks with their bigges...

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.

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.