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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.

Slick Tricks to Separate You From Your Money

Dan Solin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

If these all-star managers can't pick stocks or time the market, Wall Street is concerned you might figure out that your local broker doesn't have much of a chance of doing so either.

An Open Letter to Gerard Minack

Dan Solin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I guess what makes your advice "amazing" is that it is coming from a Wall Street insider. If investors followed this sage counsel, there would be no need for "investment strategists." More to the point, the brokerage industry as we know it would collapse.

Cramer and His Colleagues Are Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Since women outperformed men, how did they do against market and risk-adjusted benchmarks? The same study demonstrated they underperformed.

Would You Let Goldman Sachs Manage Your 401(k)?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

This could be your first opportunity to trust your life savings to a company that is fighting an SEC fraud lawsuit, that has little experience in the 401(k) market and that has no demonstrable skill in investing other people's money.

The Best Investments For the Next Decade, Fantasy Version

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The wise men can't agree on anything, especially the outlook for emerging markets, the tech stocks of this decade.

Are We in Another Bubble?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

While Nouriel Roubini believes we're finally pulling out of the current financial crisis, he says the next Big One will strike in six to 12 months.

Insider Trading for the Rest of Us

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Want to profit from the Galleon insider trading case? Then take the hint: It's a waste of time trying to beat the pros at the stock picking game. They outgun you, and they don't always play fair.

China's Boom: The Sure Thing Not to Bet On in 2010

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

If it's so clear that this is China's year, how are you going to make money betting on it? What's obvious to you is also obvious to everyone with a 401(k) account.

What to Do About the Depressed Dollar

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The strong consensus right now is that the dollar's skid will continue. But who knows? I wouldn't place any big bets against the dollar right now. Markets are great at confounding the majority opinion.

Why China Is Dangerous for Your Money

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

You don't quadruple loan volume during a recession by tightening lending standards. Loose lending leads to inflation or defaults or both. And if any country's banking system has too much of it, the end isn't pretty.