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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

bloomberg.com | 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...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

'The Road From Ruin': Are We Naive Idiots For Thinking Business Can Be Anything But Greedy?

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Bishop

We don't believe capitalism will ever be perfect, or that you can entirely drive out the dark side of human nature. But we can do a lot better than we have done so far.

Hey, The Bullet-Proof Vest Doesn't Work

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What's up with gold, the supposedly bullet-proof investment? Somehow, the script got screwed up. Instead of roaring, gold is crawling, and not only that, it's going backwards to boot.

All Skewed Up

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

In short, we need more robust structural change in the global economy. Absent structural reform, recovery will be skewed up and fragile in rising markets and falling markets.

Financial Reform News Sends Big Bank Stocks Soaring (CHART)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the latest scare quotes from financial industry are reflective of the industry's concerns about the Senate's newly passed financial reform bill, in...

Lulu.com Going Public: IPO For Book Publishing Website Coming Soon

Newsobserver.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company behind the Lulu.com book publishing Web site has taken the first official step toward an initial public offering in Canada. The Raleigh-b...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

The Stock Market Spasm

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

Since financial deregulation in 1999, we've suffered several episodes of extreme volatility. This will keep happening until there is more transparency and less leverage in the financial system.

Are Stock Market Woes Bad For The Heart? On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Stock market slides may hurt more than your savings. New research suggests they might prompt heart attacks. Duke University researchers found a link b...

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.

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."

Moody's CEO Dumped Shares the Day SEC's "Wells Notice" Arrived -- And So Did Buffett!

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Did Raymond McDaniel and Berkshire know about the Wells Notice when they sold their stock? If so, couldn't this be trading while in possession of material non-public information?

The Time To Sell All Stocks?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The market's recent ugly showing -- characterized by a resumption of those brutal single day triple-digit Dow losses and rising volatility -- is clearly flashing an S.O.S.

Jon Stewart Interviews 'The Quants' Author: Did Physicists Bring Down Wall Street? (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Scott Patterson, the author of the new book, "The Quants," was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk to Jon Stewart about the physicists and mathemat...

How to Worry -- and When -- in 2010

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

Jumping at every bit of news is actually not bad behavior. The lesson of the last decade is that investors can easily get too complacent.

Invest Like Buffett: Tips From the Oracle

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

After completing a $26 billion purchase of Burlington Northern Railroad, Buffett is down to his last $20 billion in cash. What will he do in 2010? He always finds a way to make money.

It's a Jungle Out There!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

I've already stopped counting the number of people who have told me the bottom of this year's stock market is behind us. Invariably, such bull talk is full of bull.