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Citigroup TRADING ERROR Fueled Stock Market Crash Today: CNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: 6:39 P.M.: The lightning-fast drop in Procter & Gamble's stock price this afternoon may push the markets to unwind some trades, the CEO of ...

Financial Crisis Explained Through Comics: 'Understanding The Crash' (PHOTOS)

Seth Tobocman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Seth Tobocman

When the housing bubble popped and Wall Street did a swan dive, they created an economic whirlpool that the rest of us are still struggling to escape....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Who Got Hit Worst in the Market Crash - and Can Victims Catch up?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Media coverage of the 2008 crash often focuses on investors close to retirement age. Here's the under-reported story: The lifetime record of these close-to-retirement investors actually is considerably better than those of other age groups.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Myths of Wall Street, the Sequel: Fat Finger Fandango

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

Wall Street is a grand delusion that survives only because people willingly accept the false idea of a predictable future based on normal distributions that do not exist in the real world.

How Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny colluded to crash the stock market

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

Another week brings another round of political theatre on capital hill. This week's topic was the stock market "crash" of last week and had all the t...

A Crash Scenario for Late 2010

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Last Thursday's nearly 1,000-point decline in the Dow Industrial during the trading session was no illusion. More frightening, as Florida investment adviser Harry Dent, Jr., sees it, that day's bloodbath is "a sign of things to come."

Nassim Taleb Kills $20 Billion Mythical Swan, WSJ Crashes Credibility

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Malfeasance, not models, disrupted the global economy, and Taleb still gets that part wrong. Black Barts imitating the gentleman highway robber -- not black swans -- caused most of the damage.

U.S. Stock Market In Bubble Territory

businessinsider.com | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the latest update of Professor Robert Shiller's cyclically adjusted PE ratio shows, US stocks are now more than 30% overvalued, at 21X earnings. T...

2000s Most Dismal Stock Market Decade In History: "WSJ"

WSJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. stock market is wrapping up what is likely to be its worst decade ever. In nearly 200 years of recorded stock-market history, no calendar...

McCain, Cantwell Team Up To Renew Glass-Steagal Act, Depression-Era Banking Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators John McCain and Maria Cantwell are joining forces to reinstate the Depression-era Glass-Steagal Act of 1933, which separated commercial banki...

Yikes, Not Another Market Crash

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Stock tracker Michael Markowski sees a high probability that another crash -- a scare-you-to-death plunge of 50% or more in the S&P 500 -- could kick off this month and run through mid-2010.

Back to the Future -- The Tension Over Tense

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

With investments, mob psychology takes over. People get greedy at the top and afraid at the bottom. At the end of the day, they almost always default in favor of sleeping at night.

Reports of Another Stock Market Fall this Fall Exaggerated

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A quick survey of market catastrophes reveals that autumn is not only when the traditional harvest comes in, but also when we reap what we have sown -- whether it's corn or bad economic policy.

Harry Potter's Five Steps to Courage

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Who would have guessed that the world's most popular fictional wizard could teach us all a thing or two, or five, about courage, change, and dealing with daunting challenge?

Neurofinance: Gaming the Human Brain?

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
N. E. Marsden

Wall Street has come up with a new twist on "insider trading": brain science. Neuroeconomics and Neurofinance give new meaning to the term "Pandora's Box."

Time to Take Jon Stewart to Task!

Bill Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Cusack

I just finished watching Jon Stewart's almost completely satisfying conversation with Jim Cramer on Hulu. Stewart chastised Cramer for taking Wall St...

He's a Good Man -- Just Not a Very Good Wizard

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

The world of punditry has become like the Emerald City. Everyone is scurrying around in a panic, looking to the Wizard of Obama to save us all from the supernatural threats that surround us.

The Crash of Flight 1549: Maybe the Best Metaphor for 2009 We Could Hope For

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raymond Leon Roker

Maybe the story of this jet crash is exactly the real life fable we needed seared into our nation's consciousness. What if yesterday's "miracle" was a perfect metaphor for 2009?

CNN's Ali Velshi on Getting Your Money Back

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Kuhn

In his new book, Velshi writes about how to begin earning back the money you lost over the past year. I spoke to him about the book and what it has been like to be a reporter during this financial downturn.

An Economic String Theory For America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Our challenge and opportunity is very clear. We must push and pull hard on the string which leads to rebuilding and modernizing our whole national infrastructure.

It Just Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Call me stupid, but I think we are at one of those moments in time where excitement ( aka fear) is causing investors to overlook great opportunities.

Dealing With the Bear Market if You're Close to Retirement

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

the question isn't really what your portfolio looks like today -- but how you'll manage it over what could be a 30-year period, assuming today's longevity rates.

At The End Of A Terrifying Week, John McCain Steps Back From The Abyss

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

The past week has been like the scariest elements of 1929 crossed with the scariest elements of 1968. And it made me wonder if Sarah Palin wasn't just whistling Dixie about "the end of days."