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Wall Street's Gains Equal Main Street's Loss?

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

Ordinarily, a bull run like this would be cause for optimism, on the belief that savvy investors see a light at the end of the tunnel. But could the good news that is powering share prices be bad news for the economy?

Good News From The Housing Market?

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

For now anyway, while June's housing numbers are certainly welcome, they do not indicate great news for a large segment of the U.S. housing market.

The Obama Rally Continues

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The right wing's favorite barometer was the stock market until the markets started to rally in March.

Have The Market's Glory Days Disappeared Forever?

U.S. News & World Report | Kirk Shinkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With a little luck, the economy and the stock market should hit bottom sometime this year. In fact, there's a chance that both already have, although ...

Half-Time Economic Update: Are You Smoking Green Shoots?

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

Avoiding financial calamity is a good thing and it does appear that the global economy is past the worst point in the cycle, but a self-sustained recovery is not necessarily in the bag.

Debt, Inflation and the Stock Market

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

It should be obvious to all that we can't get out from under our mountain of debt through spending.

AIG Proposed Reverse Stock Split: Shareholders Should Vote This Down as a No-Brainer

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

This 1:20 split smells, to me, a bit too rancid for the ordinary shareholders, not to mention the U.S. public who are hoping to recover their investment.

Summer of '09: 'Grim' and Bear It

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

In recent weeks, as the market stalled, investors have gone back on a starvation diet. So what's next? If this past week is any indication, look for a resumption of financial heartburn.

This Is Your Brain On Wall Street

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

Pioneers in the field of neurofinance are searching for the right neurococktail of emotion and logic for today's fast-paced electronic marketplace.

How Now Schizophrenic Dow?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Oil is going up, interest rates are going up and unemployment will go --- all bad things --- and yet they're not killing the market. One money manager says that means the upward trend remains intact.

Yes, Your Favorite Money Manager Is Probably Just Lucky

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Your money manager has walloped the market by 5% per year for the past 10 years, so he's obviously a genius, right? Actually, no. He had a 1-in-5 chance of doing that just by throwing darts.

Calling All Stock Market Gluttons

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Veteran San Francisco money manager Gary Wollin expects a "buying panic" -- a veritable flood of new stock purchases -- to kick off any day now and push the equity market appreciably higher.

The Trouble with Markets

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

In recent months, the spread between short and long-term bond yields has increased significantly, hitting record extremes. Many market-watchers believ...

How To Live On $0 A Day: Where To Put Your Remaining Assets

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Many banks won't accept deposits of less than $100. Those that do tend to get a little uppity when presented with a deposit in 20 lbs. of rolled pennies.

How the Enron Disaster Could Have Been Avoided

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

Employees are now burdened with the responsibility of planning for their own retirement since defined contribution plans became the norm.

It's a Lot of Money

Amy Domini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Domini

Government continues to be surprisingly effective in fighting the economic battle, in creatively looking at ways to tax, to incentivize good behavior, and in raising America's reputation abroad.

Wall Street's Mad Dash for Trash

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The market bottom, contrary to renewed market enthusiasm stemming from the recent rally, still remains a long way off.

Can 'Chewing Gum Rally' Stick?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Hey, maybe I need a new pair of eyeglasses. The last time I looked, the financial scene appeared unmistakably cloudy and ominous. Not so to Wall Street's bulls.

Bernanke, Paulson should be charged with securities violations

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The Wall Street Journal story today reveals that the Bank of America's CEO claims he was told by Bernanke and Paulson to remain silent about the disas...

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?

Fear Recedes

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

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

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.

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 ...