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The Bottom Line Archive

August 25, 2003
Party, Over

The Dems are going after Bush the wrong way on the economy. Instead of blathering on about repealing tax breaks, here’s what they should be talking about.

August 11, 2003
Back From the Dead

Turns out reports of the deaths of certain stocks were greatly exaggerated. Presenting five small caps that are—surprise—roaring back to health.

July 21, 2003
High Five

All the easy money’s already been made in the bull market’s recent awakening, right? Guess again. Presenting five delicious ways to play the second half.

June 30, 2003
Stealing the Show

WorldCom was so corrupt that it should have been shut down. Now fraud is compounded by farce: The government is actually rewarding the company!

June 23, 2003
Jail Bait

Martha Stewart’s being treated unfairly, she’s being singled out, right? Nonsense. By mounting a breathtakingly inept defense that only served to taunt prosecutors, she wrote her own indictment.

June 2, 2003
Real Bull

The scandal-obsessed business press can’t help but focus on yesterday’s news, but right now there’s an honest-to-goodness rally going on in certain sectors. Including, believe it or not, tech.

April 28, 2003
Victory Bond

Day traders would have you think that anything and everything that happens in Iraq is automatically meaningful to the market—but only a few sectors will truly benefit postwar.

March 24, 2003
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.

March 10, 2003
End Game

Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers beat the prosecutors’ wrath. Will Credit Suisse First Boston be as lucky—or will it have to sacrifice one of its own to appease the government?

February 17, 2003
The Waiting Game

Wartime isn’t the worst thing for the market—the uncertainty leading up to it is. Which is why sometimes it pays not to wait before jumping back into stocks (but only in certain sectors).

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