- 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?
- May 30, 2005
- Rich Stocks for a Steal
Cheap chic is out. Wealth, or the appearance of it, is in. That’s bad for Wal-Mart, good for Neiman Marcus.
- April 10, 2000
- Power to the People
Wall Street used to be ruled by a few despotic, slow-moving institutional giants. Now the market is driven by millions of miniature Jim Cramers. Are we happy about that?
- 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.
- May 6, 2002
- Villain in the Mirror
Who is that angry, tyrannical, obsessed, monomaniacal trading demon, terrorizing all around him in his relentless pursuit of profit? I don't know, but he looks awfully familiar.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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).
- November 29, 2004
- Going Private
The Bush plan to privatize Social Security and Medicare is a multi-billion-dollar disaster in the making. Perhaps the best we can do, ironically, is to copy the savings plan that federal employees get.
- November 25, 2002
- Bubble Boys
The press has us convinced that every Wall Street analyst is corrupt. Okay, yeah, some are. But the truth is, the most exuberant of the stock boosters were merely incompetent.