PIGS, U3 and the MANcession
Eric Linser, CFA | Feb. 11, 2010
Bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered. -- Wall Street adage
Punxsutawney Phil was scared of his own shadow and so were investors as we tacked on an additional six weeks of winter. Over the past four weeks, the markets have become unhinged. As I mentioned in my more ...
Eric Linser, CFA | Feb. 4, 2010
(an article on the US stock market and technology shares)
It was not the kind of start to the New Year for which investors were hoping. In January, a winter chill settled over the markets and we had our first major sell-off since the "reflective" rebound in stocks in March 2009. The major indexes and many asset classes ended the month lower.
Despite the Federal Reserve's confidence in the recovery, more ...
Eric Linser, CFA | Feb. 2, 2010
The President's budget proposal was unveiled yesterday (Monday, February 1st) and its largess has many reeling. The rating agency Moody's chimed in by stating that the US government's "Aaa" bond rating will come under pressure in the future unless measures are taken to reduce budget deficits projected for the next decade.
President Obama projected the US budget deficit will rise to a record $1.6 trillion in more ...
John Reiling | Feb. 1, 2010
As times change, professionals need to adapt. This is relatively easy for some, but very difficult for others. So the challenge for all is to determine the most appropriate strategies for dealing with turbulent times. One framework for consideration is to think in terms of the "whitewater" approach versus "ocean liner" approach, as these can provide good analogies for work environments today. Arguably, the whitewater approach is more in more ...
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