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Stock Market Crisis

The Free Market Doesn't Have to Be Short Term

Ben Goldsmith | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Ben Goldsmith

LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.

A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

Why Investors Still Fear Stocks

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Money

By Chris Taylor March 13 (Reuters) - By all accounts, investors have enjoyed a terrific start to 2012. Stocks had their best January ...

Remembering Black Monday: Money Magic on Wall Street

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

Why such confidence in the face of loss? Psychologically, when we make a commitment to something -- e.g., the stock market -- we tend to rationalize any conflicting information and avoid behavior that would alter the commitment.

Sheared by the Shorts: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against global uncertainty? The answer is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.

Riding Out the Stock Storm

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I don't know how long it's going to take to dig out from under this monetary mess. I do know I'm not going to give in to panic.

Market Monkeys Guarding Bananas Again

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The probe into the "flash crash" has yet to report the cause, but whatever it is will provide another example that the system is dangerously unpoliced and that manipulative behavior is unchecked.

Wall Street Is Suicidal. It's Time to Focus on Those Who Aren't

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

Part of what will make reforming Wall Street possible is to move Wall Street out of the center of our focus... to take away the celebrity element that has been part of its culture for the last 30 years.

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

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...

Can We Handle the Truth?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Only Obama and the financial markets are telling us the truth. Not only can we handle it, most Americans are thrilled to finally have a president who is smart enough to know what's going on.

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.

And Now For The Hangover

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Copaken Kogan

Sorry to be a downer on this of all days, but if there's one thing I've learned, it's that yins always have their yangs. Eight years of buying into trickle down economics has taken a toll.

Four Signs Stock Market Hasn't Hit Bottom Yet

CNBC | Jeff Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The search of a market bottom likely will continue through the rest of the year and into 2009, as signs begin to emerge that a turning point is near b...

Does McCain Understand The AIG Crisis?

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday morning on the Today Show, John McCain was angry, wooden and sulky. But more than that, he seemed not to have a clue what he was talking about.

Dow 10,000 -- What Happened, Who Can You Trust and Investment Banking 2.0

Howard Lindzon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Lindzon

I have been blogging in the financial/stock market space since late 2005 and developed a great list of 'experts' in certain areas. I believe in the 'less is more' theory of news.

Bush-McCain Economic Philosophy Needs More than "Adjustments"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

John McCain fully agrees with this Hooveresque assessment that the economy is "fundamentally sound." That is a fundamentally flawed argument.