- February 25, 2002
- The Spinner's Circle
Wall Street keeps looking for the next Enron, but the real nightmare is Global Crossing, whose method for spinning gossamer profits is perfectly legal -- and much more widespread.
- February 4, 2002
- Pumping Enron
The Enron scandal isn't half as complicated as the press is making it out to be -- in fact, it's one of Wall Street's oldest and most venerable scams.
- January 14, 2002
- Stop, Thieves!
Democrats want to hang the Enron scandal on Republicans, but if they really cared about the ordinary investors who got screwed, they'd go after the real criminals.
- January 7, 2002
- 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.
- December 10, 2001
- The Oracle Speaks!
The Trading Goddess, also known as She Who Must Be Obeyed, had been strangely silent of late; then, while Christmas shopping in Jersey, she decided to rock my world.
- November 26, 2001
- A Bull Is Born
Sure, everyone hates the market. But with interest rates low and investment alternatives scarce, September 22 may have marked a new beginning.
- November 12, 2001
- 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.
- October 22, 2001
- Attention, Shoppers!
There's always a bull market somewhere: you just have to know where to look -- and when the Dow's in the dumps, smart buyers head for their local supermarket.
- September 10, 2001
- Mutual Fund Hara-Kiri
Our possibly certifiable columnist invested $125,000 in 50 top mutual funds to see how they'd perform for a year. Now he's -- much -- poorer. And wiser.
- August 20, 2001
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.