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February 2009


Zombie Companies: Nightmare on Wall Street

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A curious investing buzzword (or buzz term) has been popping up on blogs and in the news lately: Zombie companies. Bernanke even used the word "zombie" yesterday in front of the Senate Banking Committee when he refuted charges that Citigroup and Bank of America--both candidates for ...

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To Roth or Not to Roth

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When it comes to retirement investing, you have a lot more options than your parents did. Of course, you probably don't have a pension, but you do have plenty of choices: the 401(k), the IRA, its cousin, the Roth IRA, and even the Roth 401(k) in some cases. But how to decide which one? Let's start ...

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The Oscars, Recession-Style

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On today's Good Morning America, anchor Robin Roberts described this year's Oscar glitz as "toned down." Apparently, stars and designers had to make some tough decisions. Notes the Los Angeles Times, "It's a delicate balance to strike in a town not known for its restraint."

And let's not forget the ...

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2 Sectors to Keep an Eye On

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According to Citi's February 2009 "Small Cap Sector Snapshots," analyst Lori Calvasina thinks two sectors look compelling right now: technology and consumer discretionary (that last category includes things consumers spend on non-necessities, such as restaurants. Apparently companies like

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Will Gold Go to $1,000?

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Gold is once again flirting with the $1,000-an-ounce level, as investors leery about the economic rescue plan flocked to "safe haven" investments this week. Gold futures ended the day near $950, the highest level in seven months. Many analysts believe the metal's price will continue its upward ...

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4 Ways Investors Can Play This Market

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Aside from Treasuries and a handful of other asset classes, not much worked for investors in 2008. Hopefully 2009 won't play out like a bad sequel. In this week's The Outlook newsletter from Standard & Poor's, equity strategist Alexander Young lays out four investing strategies he thinks have the ...

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Madoff's Client List: Sports Bigwigs Strike Out

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The list of alleged victims who invested with Bernard Madoff emerged yesterday in a whopping 162-page report that includes actor John Malkovich, talk show host Larry King, and a handful of big-name (as well as minor-league) sports figures.

Among that list of sports names:

  • Famed Dodgers pitcher Sandy ...
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