- June 21, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Viacom SOS
Mel Karmazin jumped ship, giving the entertainment company a perfect chance to change its business model. Ad sales are out. Geeks are in.
- June 7, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Blue Light Special
Or why Kmart—the downscale, beleaguered retailer everyone loves to hate—is the next Berkshire Hathaway.
- May 24, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Bear With Us
Low interest rates, strong job growth, and rosy corporate profits usually spell a bull market. So why are the grizzlies on the loose?
- April 19, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Ogling Google
The hit dot-com’s IPO seems to present the most attractive stock opportunity in years, but do a little searching and you’ll find potential trouble in the making.
- April 5, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Book Learning
Bookkeeping problems used to mark a stock as a must-sell. Today, when a company comes clean about creative accounting, it can signal an attractive bargain.
- March 15, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Analyze This
Wall Street reforms have succeeded in making stock analysts less corrupt. But that doesn’t mean they’re less-often wrong.
- March 1, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Mouse Hunting
The Disney–Comcast deal makes sense for everyone. So why hasn’t it happened? With the canny Roberts family at Comcast’s helm, who says it won’t?
- February 16, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Blue-Chip Specials
Yes, stock prices have been soaring, but rarely have the highest-quality offerings been selling at such deliciously low prices. Go ahead, dig in.
- January 19, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Lovable Losers
Just because a stock is beaten down, reeling, and universally maligned doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it. Here, five stinkers that could yield sweet returns.
- January 5, 2004 | The Bottom Line
- Onward, Upward
The Fed will likely tighten interest rates. The markets hate rate hikes. So why will bulls, not bears, prosper in the coming year? Here’s why.