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Abolish the SEC

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The mere existence of the SEC gives investors false confidence, lulling them into reduced vigilance and making them think they are protected when they are not.

History of Market Recoveries

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

By the time a recession ends, the market has already rebounded to much higher levels off the bottom. The most pessimistic periods economically has been the best time to buy stocks.

Timing the Market

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

According to data by Davis Advisors Funds examining the S&P 500 returns in the 15 years span between 1993 and 2007, the patient investor who remained ...

Crisis of Confidence

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Seeing the news headlines, clearly people are frightened.The issue we are faced with today is shortage of confidence, not shortage of capital.

End the Bailout

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Paulson is now on his third plan for how to spend the cash Congress gave him. Nobody knows what he will do next.

Let GM Fail

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Throwing taxpayers' good money into that sink hole called the US auto industry will be tantamount to a transfer of wealth from tax payers to GM employees.

Inflation Prospects

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

In the last few months, we have seen the prices of commodities dropping precipitously. Oil dropped from $150 to $60, Gold dropped from $1,000 an ounc...

Yes We Can... What?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Barack Obama is faced with very high expectations. There is only a small likelihood that any human being could actually deliver a performance commensurate with those expectations.

Washington Overreacts

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Have you noticed our politicians so often do exactly the wrong thing? They mean well, but in their haste to propitiate us, the voters, they cause more damage than good.

Why the Stock Market is Cheap Now

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We are seeing some of the best stock valuations in the last century. Once fear of illiquidity dissipates, the stock market will get back to normal levels.

Cash is Not King

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Schram

If you do not find stock prices cheap now, with the market pulverized 45% in the last year, then you probably should never own stocks.

Credit Crunch and the Money Supply

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Imagine a world in which Uncle Sam is the monopoly supplier of bananas, in the same way that he is now the monopoly supplier of money; eventually people will become anxious about future decisions of the banana board.

Biggest Heist in History

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

We lured the Chinese, Japanese, Europeans and Arabs to take our currency and our financial instruments, money market funds, SIV's, CDS's and mortgage paper galore.

Requiem for the Bailout Storyline

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

Recent events should not be allowed to obscure the reality that the news media played a pivotal role in stampeding the country into a bailout that was unwise and unjust.

Dow Drops

CNN | Alexandra Twin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Markets tanked Thursday - with the Dow falling nearly 700 points during the session - as panicked investors dumped stocks across the board. Bank lend...

Clean Up GOP Mess Nov. 4

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Mr. Bernanke doesn't say it, but the current crisis in the subprime mortgage market may be a perfect illustration of the financial accelerator at work today.

Sarah Palin Speech Makes Stock Market Crash (VIDEO)

236.com | 23/6: The News, But Funnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the last two minutes of a Sarah Palin speech, the market crashes 277 points....

Rearranging The Deckchairs

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Gregory

It is ironic that real estate, the cause of the economic collapse, may eventually be the unintended beneficiary of our steep downturn.

Dow Plunges 240 Points

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks sank in light trading Monday as worries about American International Group Inc. touched off broader concerns that the deterior...

Dow Jumps Up As Oil Prices Fall

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street rebounded smartly Friday, shooting higher as a surge in the dollar and another plunge in oil prices eased some of investo...

Market Happy To Ignore Pessimism For A Day

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — An already soaring Wall Street extended its advance Tuesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and assuaged some...

Wall Street Tanks On Weak GDP, Jobless Data

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street sank Thursday, after weak readings on economic growth and the job market touched off renewed concerns about the financial...

Dow Falls Almost 240 Points

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street again surrendered to investors' anxiety about the financial sector Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 240 poi...

Dow Negative During This Milennium

Crossing Wall Street | Eddy Elfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dow closed at 11,453.42 which means the index is now in the red for the millennium. The Dow closed December 31, 1999 at 11,497.12. Of course, tha...

Stocks drop on bank worries, FedEx profit warning

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street sank Wednesday for the second straight day on renewed concerns about the financial sector and FedEx Corp.'s warning that ...