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Investing Lessons From Recent Events

Dan Solin | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The S&P 500 is at an all-time high. It's up almost 8.5 percent since it closed April 30. I wonder how many investors achieved anything close to that increase in value in their personal holdings. Here are some lessons you can learn from these recent events.

A Sampling of What Passes for Financial News

Dan Solin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Brian Belski, the chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, opines that the S&P 500 may go to 1,900 now that the Federal Reserve has decided to not taper its asset purchasing program. He is correct. It might go to 1,900. Then again, it might not.

Bad and Good Advice About the "Fiscal Cliff"

Dan Solin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

If I hear "fiscal cliff" one more time, I will consider jumping off a real cliff. The financial media is in hyperactive overdrive, breathlessly dispensing what passes for investment advice.

The Show Wall Street Doesn't Want You to See

Dan Solin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

They regale us with their views, not just on what is happening in the market, but what is likely to happen. The stock picks of the fund managers have the same possibility of being correct as calling a coin flip. Their real agenda is to convince you to invest your money with them.

The 25 Most Dangerous People in Financial Media

Joshua M. Brown | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Joshua M. Brown

Dangerous in a good way -- these are the financial media players who are making things very difficult for the establishment to maintain the status quo.

A Rational Response to Irrational Market Anxiety

Dan Solin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Market anxiety is good for everyone except you. The financial media loves and stokes it. Readers and viewers increase in uncertain times. The securities industry thrives on it.

The Media Has Failed Us

Steven Bulwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Bulwa

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda rather than informing or entertaining us.

Finance for Dummies

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

For a nation of people who don't understand how credit cards work, we sure produce a lot of books about business, finance and Wall Street. It's a bit like obesity. We publish a ton of diet books, but just keep getting fatter.

Worst Advice in the World for Volatile Markets

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

When the markets go bonkers, the networks turn to the same "experts" to explain what's going on to viewers who were blindsided by their previous advice. It's not surprising that the new insights are just as defective as the old advice.

Media Madness

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Dorfman

Media madness in the financial arena is spreading. Recently, the usually reliable Fox Business Network served up another incredulous dilly -- a segment featuring stocks "you can hold forever."

How Media Will Pay for Poor Warning on Financial Collapse

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The media miss stories all the time, always have, always will. But to miss a story of this enormity, with consequences that will echo for decades, only adds weight to the warnings of doom for the "old" media.

Financial Pornography Thrives

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The next time you read or watch the financial media, try to visualize this warning: Reading or watching this magazine or program may be harmful to your financial health..

Is Paper Money Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

Because "stagflation" sounds a hell off a lot scarier than "recession," you'll probably be hearing a lot about it in the financial media over the coming weeks.