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The Bottom Line Archive

February 5, 2001
Cycle Analysis

They lack the sizzle of sexier stocks, and they tend to hibernate for years at a time, but cyclicals are about to become your new best friends.

January 1, 2001
The New New Me

After two decades of high-octane, high-stress, high-stakes hedge-fund trading, the author's taking the biggest risk of all -- he's quitting.

December 18, 2000
Mutual Subtraction

You played this year's frenetic market safely and conservatively -- plenty of cash and a few good mutual funds. So why are you still feeling so queasy?

November 27, 2000
Tech It or Leave It

Did you really think tech stocks were the new blue chips, perfect gems you could buy and hold? Wake up -- they're ordinary cyclicals, the kind you buy and unload!

November 6, 2000
Bottom's Up

Every October, as predictable as the seasons, the market takes a precipitous turn for the worse. But if you know it's coming, why not profit from the rebound?

October 23, 2000
Soldier of Fortune

This market will get worse before it gets better, and the smart thing to do is just sit it out. But if you can't, there is one way to make it work for you.

October 9, 2000
Good-bye, Mr. Chips

When other tech stocks broke and ran this year, plucky Intel held firm and kept the dream of another tech rally alive. But now even die-hard true believers are asking: Et tu, Intel?

September 25, 2000
He Got Me!

One of Howard Kurtz's targets in "The Fortune Tellers," his harsh indictment of financial journalists, is a manic, overemotional wild man named Jim Cramer. No relation, of course.

September 11, 2000
Bull and Gore

If your passion is short-selling or bonds, by all means pull the lever for Bush and his tax cut. But if you want to work the upside, Gore's your candidate.

August 28, 2000

When the merger with Time Warner was announced, we all thought high-flying AOL was getting shafted; now it looks like the smartest move a dot-com ever made.

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