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August 2009



As the Market Hits a New High, So Does Risk

August 26, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GOOGL , GE

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both achieved new highs for 2009 yesterday. [More]



Roundtable: Which Sectors Are the Best Bets?

August 21, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , PFE , WMT

In today's Fool Roundtable, I chime in on the sectors that look most attractive now.



The Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction Are Still Primed

August 20, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC , GS , BRK-B

In his 2002 Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) Shareholders Letter, Warren Buffett famously labeled derivatives weapons of financial mass destruction. Six years and one financial crisis later, ... [more]  [more]



This "Junk" Rally Could Burn Stock Investors

August 12, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , C , F

To the bulls, I say: I suppose one must take one's gains where they are to be found. However, you should be aware that the recent rally is built on shaky foundations; indeed, it is the poorer-quality companies that have experienced the largest gains. [more]



Will China's Accounting Cause a Correction in U.S. Stocks

August 05, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GE , PG , STPFQ

Are China's national accounts accurate, or is it manufacturing GDP statistics in order to support the idea that it is floating above the global recession?  [more]

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