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Institutionalized Fraud: How Wall Street Survives on Predicting the Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

We can just make stuff up with aplomb. One day we say the market rises as "investors cheer" good employment numbers; the very next day we attribute the decline to "structural problems" and look forward to a long decline! Were those structural problems not present yesterday when investors were cheering?

Eerie 1929 Chart Is Scaring Wall Street

Chris Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Chris Wang

Last December, a chart began circulating among Wall Street trading desks that drew parallels between 1929 and today. This chart is obviously frightening as the market fell over 40 percent in one month back in 1929. So should you sell everything?

A Lesson From Warren Buffett on Buying Fear

Chris Wang | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

I thought it would be valuable to take a lesson on fear from legendary investor Warren Buffett. After an epic run in 2013, stocks have taken a breather to start the new year. If you read the recent headlines, you'd probably be scared stiff.

D.M. Levine

Brokers: Sell Short!

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

Some stock brokers seem to be feeling pessimistic about the market. This week, short sale recommendations among institutional brokers jumped to 44 ...

Whats Traders' Spit Can Tell Us About The Market

Bloomberg View | Mark Buchanan | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

From Bloomberg View: An unusual study of traders’ spit may offer a taste of the future in how we understand what drives markets -- and why they a...

William Alden

Dow Jones Industrial Plunges 513 Points

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could ente...

S&P Turns Negative For The Year

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edward Krudy) - The S&P 500 turned negative for the year on Tuesday as the wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling faded and investors turn...

Blame Wall Street, Not Hard Working Americans, for the Pension Funds Fiasco

William S. Lerach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William S. Lerach

What came from this era of de-regulation? Increased competitiveness, economic growth, wealth and prosperity? No -- instead we got repeated waves of financial fraud and wealth destruction.

He Said, She Said: Should We Believe Economic Data or Corporations?

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Despite the temptation to oversimplify a complicated world by being a bull or bear, we are sticking with the mixed bag theme. In an economy full of both positive and negative events, there is no other logical conclusion.

Day of the Lion or the Lamb?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Dow zoomed 5.3% or 511.55 points in four consecutive winning sessions, in the process racking up its best week of the year. Was the giant gain a fluke or the start of something big?

So, How's Our Stock Market Recovery Doing?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

How is our stock market recovery doing relative to others in history? Not well. Most normal bear markets would have long since recovered and gone on to new highs.

Bull and Bear

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Danziger

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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.

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."

One Step Backwards?

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Rallies cannot continue forever unchecked. Though recovery rallies tend to last a year or two, at some point they falter into one large step backwards, usually half as ugly as the prior decline.

Start Of Another 18-Year Bull Market? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

People are starting to draw comparisons to 1983, the second-year of an amazing 18-year bull market that took the Dow up 10-fold. Could they possibly be right?

Is Strong Wrong ... Or Weak Right?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The bull-bear debate rages on, but no two ways about it: the bull has firmly grabbed the Wall Street reins. The bears are still out there hollering fire, but the fact of life is no one is paying any attention to the dire warnings.

Fifteen Amazing Stock Market Charts

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

There's no way to really understand the meaning of the investment mantra "stocks for the long run," unless you understand how long the long run can really be. And how long can it be? Long.

Hot Timer Sees Stock Buying Stampede

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Real worry has a very short half-life on Wall Street of say three to six months. After every giant decline, there's an enormous rebound and the thing for investors to keep in mind is that we're still in one.

Winning: A Talk with Carla Harris

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martha St Jean

"I knew that I would do something that was important. I always wanted to have power, in order to motivate others to reach their goals," says Harris.

Roubini Mystery: Bear, Bull, or Both?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

There are rumors going around Wall Street that Nouriel Roubini has actually been on the long side of the market (betting it would rise) throughout his bearish tirade.

I Used to Be a Fatalist! Perhaps I Have a Choice?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'm beginning to see the error in my ways and how a dark overview has robbed my life of much joy and possible adventure.

Zorro Rides Again, Maybe Into A Ditch

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Verne Kabbel is a super contrary indicator. He has periodically e-mailed me over the past five years and as a forecaster on the direction of the market, he's infallible; I've never known the man to be right.

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The bottom line from Chinese bulls: As far as putting your money to work in risky China goes, this could be the year the pig outshines the bull and the bear.

3 Cassandras Bare Ticking Time Bombs

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

According to a trio of incisive trackers of the economic and investment scene, there are several ticking fiscal time bombs -- inconspicuous, and so far ignored -- that are waiting to explode.