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Why 2011 Will Be A Bummer

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What about all those expectations of a fast recovery? Madeline Schnapp figures they're strictly a pipe dream.

Jim Cramer Secretly Paid Lenny Dykstra To Plug Stocks, New Book Says

The Daily Beast | Randall Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(NOTE: A headline in a previous version of the this post inaccurately stated that Lenny Dykstra was paid by Jim Cramer's company to promote certain st...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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

Actually, It's Starting to Look More and More Like We Have "Japan Disease"

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

If we're Japan, any recovery in the economy and market will likely be temporary. In the case of the market, any recovery will also be followed by a plunge to lower lows. For another decade, at best. So be afraid, very afraid.

Senate Invites Arsonist to Testify on Cause of Fire... Kind Of

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Matzzie

After all that has happened with the financial crisis and the role that short-sellers played in dragging big companies down into the muck, you'd hope the U.S. Senate wouldn't play this role. But it is going on today.

Millionaires Numbers Grew Amid Recession '09: report

Reuters | Joseph A. Giannone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EW YORK (Reuters) - The rich grew richer last year, even as the world endured the worst recession in decades. A stock market rebound helped the world...

In God We...Invest

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

Wall Street is our secular religion. As with more traditional beliefs, faith trumps reason. That explains our willful blindness to the obvious scam, the fantastic story told to us by billionaire bankers.

Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A Democratic president's success is due to the policies of his Republican predecessor, and his failures are a consequence of his own policies.

Recovery? Run For Cover!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Has the media turned circus barker, trying to sell us on a phantom recovery?

'When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead': Lessons From The Stock Market Collapse

Jerry Weintraub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jerry Weintraub

Two years ago, while watching the stock market collapse, I thought the following: look at that! billions lost! and among those billions, some of my millions. This was a joke, but not a joke.

Another Reason Most Day Traders Are Deluding Themselves

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

One of the biggest delusions many small investors suffer from is that the market is something like a level playing field. It's not, of course.

High Noon on Wall Street

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A funny thing happened on the way to the stock market Friday. The market matadors couldn't kill a limping bull.

A Rash Of Fresh SEC, NYSE Stock Trading Investigations

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Despite stepped-up investigatory activity, insider trading continues at a high level. The SEC and the NYSE have launched a flock of investigations into at least 41 different companies.

Remember: In 1930, They Didn't Know It Was "the Great Depression" Yet

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Is the current pullback just a "correction" and a "buying opportunity"? Or, as in the spring of 1930, is it the start of the REAL market crash? You be the judge. Meanwhile, here's what things looked like in the spring of 1930.

Green Is Longer Than Black

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Black energy fans sniff at the single digit percentage that green energy commands of today's total energy market. To green energy investors that number means decades of growth headroom.

How is Wall Street Grading the BP Oil Spill News?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Say, are you interested in a hot stock tip? I know a great oil stock that's taken a short term beating but the long term prospects look excellent.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Wall Street will be littered with a lot more blood following the recent weakness. Olivier Garret, CEO of Casey Research, thinks the ambulance should have been called some time ago.

Less Exciting Times for Stocks

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

The market is neither a bargain nor a balloon-waiting-to-bust. What this implies is that stocks will rise if the earnings at underlying companies rise. And it looks like they will.

Who Says April Is the Cruelest Month?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What are we supposed to make of these conflicting signals on where the stock market is headed?

Now Everyone Thinks the Market's Going to Crash

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

A month ago, with the market charging ever higher, climbing the "wall of worry," most bearish voices had been silenced. Now they're back with a vengeance.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

Paulson Drops 6.9% As Hedge Funds Post BIGGEST Losses Since Lehman | Katherine Burton and Saijel Kishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge funds lost an average of 2.7 percent through May 27, according to the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe trigg...

'13 Bankers': Great Read And Real Solutions To The Financial Crisis

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When the banks failed, stock market tanked, and the TARP money rolled out in the last months of the Bush administration, books on the topic were right...

More Market Nightmares Lurking

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The unmistakable message from the growing market worries and swings in stock prices is that as far as most investors go, the market's nightmares are not about to vanish anytime soon.

Apple Stock Is BARGAIN, Say Analysts

DailyFinance | Gene Marcial | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What now, Dow Jones? After plunging below 10,000 in mid-afternoon yesterday, the blue-chip 30-stock market barometer rallied late in the session and c...