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The Bottom Line Archive

September 21, 2009
Lehman’s Lessons Learned

One year later, what the collapse of the banking colossus has taught us.

August 24, 2009
The Biggest Thing Since E-mail

Why the already-soaring smart-phone market is only just beginning to take off.

June 15, 2009
Thank Bernanke

More than Obama, more than Geithner, more than anyone, it is the once-maligned Federal Reserve chairman who has saved us from the second Great Depression.

April 13, 2009
Steering Detroit Straight

Obama and Geithner got it right: What’s good for GM is not necessarily what’s good for America.

February 23, 2009
Defending Tim Geithner

Wall Street loved the new Treasury secretary but hated his bank-rescue plan. I see it just the other way around.

December 8, 2008
The Obama Portfolio

Where to put your money—or some of it, anyway—in 2009.

October 13, 2008
Wall Street, Fall 2009

Things look grim at the moment, but where will we be a year from now? That depends on who’s president.

September 15, 2008
On June 30, 2009, Buy an Apartment

Our resident financial expert calls the end of the housing-market free fall—to the day.

July 28, 2008
Get Shorties

Anger at short-sellers is totally understandable. But the only thing that can really stop them is a full-fledged market recovery.

June 23, 2008
Last One Left, Please Turn Out the Lights

Wall Street is in the midst of its biggest, ugliest, worst round of layoffs in decades.