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Market Shifts to the Turkey Trot

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The Christmas holiday season is often a harbinger of happy events, but only partly this past week, which for investors turned out to be a week of gobblydegook.

Santa Special: A Fatter Net Worth

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Perhaps, judging from the way our trio of pros see it, John Wayne had the right idea when he said "courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."

Gobs of New Jobs, but Gobs of Questions

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

In the face of the creation of 151,000 jobs, more than double the general expectation, the market acted like it had been hit by a bulldozer. Stocks should have soared on that kind of news.

GDP Grows 2 Percent In 3Q, Stocks Waver

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks edged higher Friday to close out the best October for the Dow Jones industrial average in four years. Trading activity was re...

Get Used To A Difficult Stock Markey

AP | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Get used to a difficult stock market. It's nearly four months since stocks reached their 2010 highs and began falling on investors' dou...

Is It Time To Ditch The Dow?

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It's Caterpillar's market. The Illinois maker of earth movers is just one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, but y...

Jeffrey Hirsch: Dow 'Super Boom' Will Boost Average Nearly Four-Fold By 2025

Bloomberg | Nick Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average will surge to 38,820 in an eight-year "super boom" that will begin in 2017, according to Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor in...

Houdini Does His Wall Street Thing

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Last Friday was the second time in the past eight days in which investors managed to escape a nightmare. The market shrugged off ill tidings of a disappointing July jobs report: the nightmare never came.

The Grim Reaper's Tale of Horror

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Our grim reaper is Harry S. Dent Jr., economist, author, newsletter writer and head of HS Dent Investment Management of Tampa, Fla. Yuck! I should have never called Dent. His outlook was frightening.

Thoughts on the Business Cycle

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Lately, almost everyone seems melancholy about the prospects of the economy. So I thought I might share some anecdotal data points that suggest otherwise.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

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?

What In the World is Going On with Stocks?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

The stock market seemed to be in sync with the improving economy until Tuesday when, without warning, the bottom dropped out and full blown panic set in.

Wall Street Plunge: Cause Still Unclear To Regulators, Computer Trading Eyed

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS and BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Regulators and Wall Street officials scoured millions of trades one by one Friday and canceled thousands as they sought to explain a ...

The (Almost) Crash of Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Ninety minutes before the end of the trading day Thursday, the U.S. stock market almost melted down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 1,000 points and still, no one knows why.

Did Stock Market Tumble Start In Chicago?

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The budget problems in Greece were initially blamed for the market turbulence, but then word came down of some bad trades at the Chicago Mercantile Ex...

Jim Cramer, Erin Burnett Freak Out As Dow Plunges 900 Points, Then Rebounds (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***UPDATED BELOW*** If you were freaking out over today's almost instantaneous plunge of 900 points on the Dow Jones and then equally fast and unex...

'Sell In May And Go Away': Stock Market Usually Dips May Through October

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — The fear that stocks are overdue for a correction has gnawed at many investors for months. Now they have new cause for concern, stati...

Stocks And Consumer Sentiment Rise Amid Financial Overhaul

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank stocks shot higher Friday after an agreement on a financial regulation bill reassured investors that new rules won't devastate f...

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.

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.

Friday Talking Points [118] -- Cold War Jumps Shark

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Previous arms-control treaties were big news. Take all the coverage we just had over the health reform debate, and multiply that by about 10, and that's something like how big the news of this sort of thing used to be. Now, not so much.

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.

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?