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May 2009



Three Reasons Why Stocks Might Struggle

May 19, 2009 – Comments (0)

Just a few random thoughts this morning about the stock market's possible headwinds. Here are three reasons why stocks might struggle.   [more]



Economics Journalist Is a Financial Wreck

May 17, 2009 – Comments (1)

Should we mock or pity Edmund Andrews? Or commend him for publicly donning a hairshirt and putting a few more faces on the current crisis?    [more]



Where Buffett Puts His Money (and His Playboys)

May 13, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-B , BRK-A , PLA.DL2

Last year, the book value of Berkshire Hathaway dropped 9.6%, its worst showing ever, and only the second decline in its history. The company also lost its AAA rating. As a consequence, the board of directors made Warren Buffett do some time as a salesman at Nebraska Furniture Mart (a Berkshire subsidiary). He actually spent part of the time napping, but did sell at least one mattress. A new kind of mattress. The Nervous Nellie mattress.  [more]



Everything Is "Buy and Hope"

May 13, 2009 – Comments (5)

One of the phrases that has entered the investing lexicon over the past few years -- joining the likes of "zombie banks," "credit default swaps," "shadow banking system," and "where's my f&*%ing bailout money?" -- is "buy and hope." It's a derisive term, suggesting that there's little rational basis for buy-and-hold investing. It was even the first comment in my post yesterday about GM. It's understandable, given that the S&P 500 is lower today than it was 10 years ago.   [more]



Buy, Hold, and Make Nothing for 75 Years

May 12, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , XRX , KODK

You've probably seen the headlines: GM Shares tumble to lowest level since depression  [more]

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