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The Time To Sell All Stocks?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The market's recent ugly showing -- characterized by a resumption of those brutal single day triple-digit Dow losses and rising volatility -- is clearly flashing an S.O.S.

Jon Stewart Interviews 'The Quants' Author: Did Physicists Bring Down Wall Street? (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Scott Patterson, the author of the new book, "The Quants," was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk to Jon Stewart about the physicists and mathemat...

How to Worry -- and When -- in 2010

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

Jumping at every bit of news is actually not bad behavior. The lesson of the last decade is that investors can easily get too complacent.

Invest Like Buffett: Tips From the Oracle

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

After completing a $26 billion purchase of Burlington Northern Railroad, Buffett is down to his last $20 billion in cash. What will he do in 2010? He always finds a way to make money.

It's a Jungle Out There!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

I've already stopped counting the number of people who have told me the bottom of this year's stock market is behind us. Invariably, such bull talk is full of bull.

Great Depression III

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Are we in a third Great Depression? I wondered back in 2005. The visible effect of an oncoming "Great Depression III" could already be seen in rising unemployment and under-employment rates.

A Bigger Bang for Your Buck

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Corporate America is on a rejuvenation kick. Its goal is to reinvigorate the stuck-in-the-mud stock market. The good news is that the rejuvenation process will fatten your wallet.

Holy Cow, a Manic Depressive Dow

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

You hear it all over: "The bull is back, long live the bull." It's as though we're seeing the building of a new legion of believers who are convinced the worst is practically over which any thinking individual knows isn't case).

Why We Needed A Bailout

James Altucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Altucher

I get it. People are angry about the bailout. They hate the fact that the government used taxpayer money to pay off a bunch of rich, Wall Street fat c...

Dow Closes Below 10,000 For First Time In 3 Months

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in three months Monday on nagging concerns about debt loads i...

Will We Ever Again Trust Wall Street?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For many investors, the market's turbulence hasn't just destroyed wealth. It has shattered their faith in the financial system itself....

Roubini: Stocks "Flat" Through 2010 | Carol Massar and Matthew Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an interview with Bloomberg Television today, Nouriel Roubini said he expected the S&P 500 to remain "flat over the year." Once the stimulus runs o...

Jim Cramer's Scott Brown Rally: A Dismal -7.6% | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jim Cramer said markets would rally if Scott Brown were elected Senator from Massachusetts because markets love gridlock....

Stocks Sink To Lowest In 3 Months: Here's Why

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks buckled Thursday under the growing belief that the global economy is weaker than many investors expected and likely to stop co...

Pimco's El-Erian: U.S. Economy Will Experience A 'Resetting' In 2010

BusinessWeek | Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co., said he expects the U.S. economy to experience ...

The Tempest in the Teapot of China's Command Economy

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

We're getting a lesson in exactly how messy a command economy can be in China right now. And it's roiling stock markets around the globe.

A Very Bad Week for America

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In short, the will of 80 percent of Americans can be thwarted by representatives of 20 percent due to a quirk in Senate rules. I'm pretty sure that's not what the Founding Fathers, or anyone, had in mind.

How Many More Kicks In The Groin?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

The spreading bullish fever is easy to understand, given the market's blistering performance -- up nearly 70% since its low of last March (about 6,500 on the Dow) -- a nine-month rise that has been devoid of any meaningful interruption along the way.

Bernanke Reappointment Prospects Help Send Stocks Up

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Major stock indexes rose Monday as momentum shifted in favor of the reappointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Investor...

Stocks Dive On Obama's Reform Announcements, China Housing News

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's plan to change the way big banks make their money plunged the stock market back into the fear and uncertaint...

Hedge Funds Assets: $77 Billion Of Investor Money Still Frozen | Saijel Kishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About $77 billion in hedge fund assets that were frozen during the credit crisis are still restricted, according to estimates by Credit Suisse Tremont...

Jason Linkins

So Much For That Brown Bull Market | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Investors must be wondering today why Senator-elect Scott Brown has failed to deliver on the promises that Jim Cramer made on his behalf.

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.

Who Says the Bad News Is Over?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sometimes, it takes a swift kick in the can to wake us up to reality. That may have occurred last Friday when the Dow got hammered for close to a 101-point loss.

Dow 10,000 - Trick or Treat?

Loral Langemeier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loral Langemeier

I love Halloween. how often do you get to say "Boo!" without looking the fool? Oh, but wait a minute. If you're the Dow Jones Index, you get to say "Boo! I fooled you" often.