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Ah So, China Is the Way to Go

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What are the best ways to play China and other Asian markets, which should also benefit handsomely from the Chinese rebound?

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?

Wall Street tumbles as investors dump financials

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors are back to worrying about banks. Long-present unease about soured loans bubbled over on Monday after Bank of America Corp...

Hints of stabilizing economy spark late rally

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street is seeing an economic glass that's half-full _ again. Investors poured money into consumer product and financial compani...

Digging Out

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

For the market to go up from here, the news doesn't have to be good. It just has to be not quite as bad as what has already been discounted.

Fear Recedes

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Common knowledge doesn't influence markets, only true surprises do.

Housing deal, hope for insurers lift stocks

AP | SARA LEPRO and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Insurance and technology shares led the market higher in a volatile day Wednesday, breaking a two-day slide. But a dim view of the ec...

140 Years Of Bull And Bear Markets

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget


How Bear Markets End: Blodget | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Doug Short has taken a detailed look at the 10 bear markets and bear-market-recoveries since 1950. You can click through a slideshow showing each of ...

Big Market Rally: Time to Get in?

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

March was one of the best months ever for stocks. Is it time for you to get in? Fortunately, there are many "financial experts" eager to give you advice.

Wall Street Rally Will Depend On These Five Companies: Wal-Mart, Target, Microsoft, Google, Dow Chemical And Citigroup

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The assumption is that the earnings for the first quarter from most companies in the S&P 500 will be atrocious. That can be set side-by-side with the ...

Stocks fall after 4-week rally; Dow below 8,000

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled back for the first time in five days Monday as investors worried about balance sheets at banks and the quarterly r...

Jim Cramer Declares The Depression "Over" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Thursday's episode of "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer declared that the depression is, well, over. No stranger to making bold statements about the stoc...

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."

Street looks past job data, logs 4th week of gains

AP | TIM PARADIS and MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Not even grisly job losses could get in the stock market's way Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average clawed higher to end above 8...

Keep the Baby -- Throw Out the Bathwater

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Those of you who are waiting for the economy to get "back" to normal will probably be waiting for the rest of your lives.

Stocks extend 4-week rally; Dow breaches 8,000

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors dove into stocks Thursday, extending a rally that gave the Dow Jones industrial average its best four weeks since 1933. St...

Wall Street opens 2nd quarter with a gain

AP | SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street opened the second quarter with solid gains, extending a four-week rally that brought the market off its lowest levels in ...

Ballooning Debt Threatens Economic Rebound

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

If that's true, the end result of the debt debacle appears inevitable: job firings, consumer spending and home foreclosures will continue to mount, while stocks should once again head lower.

Investors cash in some gains from big rally

AP | TIM PARADIS and SARA LEPRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Caution reasserted itself on Wall Street, sending stocks down sharply but not enough to stop the market from notching its third strai...

Best Month In the Market in 7 Years? Who Cares?

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

Repeat after me: The market is not the economy. Of course the market is doing well. The administration promised to put around 2 trillion more dollars into it in various forms.

Back to the Future

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

Although it may not be as much fun as the more recent version, the new normal will probably look more like the normal of my youth than the unsustainable glory days of the last 20 years.

Stocks Rise On Relief Over Earnings, Debt Auction

AP | TIM PARADIS and MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — This time, it was the consumer who had Wall Street rallying. Better-than-expected earnings from big consumer brands Best Buy, ConAgr...

Mortgage-Backed, My Assets!

Patrick O'Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick O'Sullivan

Baby Back Securities: Melt in your mouth, not on your balance sheet. These choice, succulent, tainted assets are smothered in Tim Geithner's own secret recipe sauce (just watch it trickle down!) then slow-grilled to perfection.

Stocks manage moderate gain after erratic session

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street is showing it still has some moxie. Investors shook off an attack of nerves that wiped out a big early advance Wednesday...