- November 3, 2003 | The Bottom Line
- Boring Is Hot!
How can you rebalance your portfolio? Start with some good old-fashioned staplers, cabinets, combination locks, and—yes—toilets.
- 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.
- August 20, 2001 | The Bottom Line
Doing all my trading in public seemed like a good idea at the time -- but it turns out there's nothing worse than being caught outside with your portfolio down.
- March 12, 2001 | The Bottom Line
- Oops, You Did It Again
Wasn't anybody listening? I warned that tech wasn't through breaking your heart, but you let its pumped-up, steroid-addled physique seduce you once more.
- October 28, 2002 | The Bottom Line
- Bear Trap
Last week's sweet little bull run was, unfortunately, all form and no substance. But given a few strategic assists -- are you listening, Washington? -- we could banish the bear.
- March 25, 2002 | The Bottom Line
- Cycle Killers
The start of a recovery is the time to buy cyclicals; in the old days, that meant smokestack stocks -- traditional manufacturers, now long gone -- but what are the best cyclicals for today?
- April 4, 2005 | The Bottom Line
- Crude Math
The coming oil boom; or, How to stop worrying and proﬁt from sky-high—and headed higher?—prices.
- November 12, 2001 | The Bottom Line
- Best Behavior
My heroes are the corporate leaders who don't use September 11 to excuse poor performance; it would do your conscience -- not to mention your wallet -- good to support them.
- March 24, 2003 | The Bottom Line
- Safe Is the New Risky
Blue chips—once considered safe havens for widows and other risk-averse investors—are not just battered, they’re down for the count. Blame it on the demise of balance-sheet magic.
- January 7, 2002 | The Bottom Line
- The Reluctant Bride
What if they gave a bull market and nobody came? That's the way it feels right now, as stocks keep advancing but wary investors still manage to resist their charms.