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The Bottom Line Archive

May 26, 2008
The Presidential Portfolio

How to profit from the stock market no matter which candidate wins in November.

March 31, 2008
The Bear Stearns Bull

With the collapse of the country’s fifth-largest bank, the market hit bottom. The bear (small b) has finally been tamed.

March 10, 2008
There Will Be Corn

How to profit from the coming agribusiness boom.

February 4, 2008
The Phony Stimulus

The Bush economic plan is a $150 billion debacle. Here's a cheaper, more effective, and longer-lasting alternative.

January 7, 2008
The Future of Business

What stories will dominate the financial world in 2008? Our Wall Street guru makes his predictions.

November 19, 2007
Street Justice

Merrill Lynch’s Stan O’Neal and Citigroup’s Chuck Prince racked up billions in losses—and got exactly what they deserved.

October 1, 2007
In Bernanke We Trust

The Fed chair came out from under Alan Greenspan’s shadow with a bold rate cut that may have prevented a recession. What’s Hank Paulson waiting for?

August 20, 2007
Bloody and Bloodier

The subprime-lending crisis is worse than you think, and could crush financial and real-estate markets for years.

June 18, 2007
Rupert’s Eleven-Year Hunt

Rupert Murdoch started stalking Dow Jones more than a decade ago. I know, because he and I discussed the deal. This time, he’ll get his prey.

May 7, 2007
Bank on I-Banks

Don’t hate investment bankers for raking in millions. Invest in their absurdly profitable (yet still undervalued) outfits and share the wealth.

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