I was just catching up on some reading from the beginning of the year and thought I'd share some of the punches thrown in the Blodget/Cramer slapfight for those that missed it. [more]
When I first became a full-time contributor at The Motley Fool, I used to get up every morning and flip on CNBC before I did anything else. From "Squawk Box" with Erin Burnett and Mark Haines, to "Power Lunch" with my boy Bill Griffeth, and on to "Closing Bell" with that dynamic duo Maria "Money Honey" Bartiromo and Dylan Ratigan, it was all good. I even found Jim Cramer's "Stop Trading" segment midway through the day to have some charm to it. [more]
There's been some really great content up on the CAPS blogs, and I'm hoping to get to a lot more of it. Feel free to drop me an email or leave a comment here if you have written or read a must-read blog entry in CAPS.
I'm not sure whether to dance or cry. My CAPS rating shot up 18 points today as my accuracy got jacked up, but it was at the expense of 62 points.
Instead of doing either, I think I'll just continue to hum the Safety Dance to myself and think about just how crazy Mr. Market really is. Man I love that guy.
As proxy statements continue to roll out from Wall Street's finest we are getting the full picture of just how much those at the top of the Street are padding their bank accounts this year. Lehman Brothers (NYSE: LEH), which just released its proxy today, was the most recent, though proxies from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) are also fairly freshly off the presses. [more]
Single file everyone and please stay calm as you head for the doors, we're going to try to make this correction as orderly as possible. [more]
Kansas City Shuffle - a deception move characterised by causing the victim to look right as you attack on the left. (seen Lucky # Slevin?) [more]
While trying to ignore the bloodbath in my CAPS portfolio (see previous post) I was thinking again about the much publicized question that Barney Frank posed to Big Ben (that's Bernanke) yesterday. In short, he said: [more]
The bid today for Fieldstone Investment (FICC) is a good reminder of two things:
1) Once there is a lot of agreement on a stock/industry (in this case that it was lousy) often the biggest move you'll see is if it heads against you.
2) Shorting is NOT for the faint of heart.
The lead headline on Yahoo!Finance right now is: Dow Jumps Almost 100 on Takeover Talk [more]
A couple thoughts from my CAPS: [more]
Eldrehad retired? What is there left to believe in in this world? Next thing I'll hear is that TMFBent is done blogging... [more]