Archives: July 2006

Following a mortgage guru to the dark side

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 28

Warren Buffett says he doesn't make investments if he can't understand the underlying business, but most of the rest of us aren't as smart as the Oracle of Omaha. What...

Extreme in investor pessimism could signal a bottom

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 20

Thanks to Charles Kirk's blog this morning, I learned that the weekly sentiment poll by the American Association of Individual Investors has gotten to extremes. Only 23.85% of investors feel...

Making sense of Yahoo's plunge

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 19

You'd never know from some of the stories today why Yahoo's (Symbol: YHOO) earnings report last night caused the stock to open down 18% this morning. Earnings per share were...

Whose customers is McDonald's luring with coffee?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 18

Ever see the movie "You've Got Mail" starring Tom Hanks as the owner of a Barnes & Noble-like chain of super-size book stores and Meg Ryan as the owner of...

Phew, Hertz didn't pay a billion dollars for nothing

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 17

Just $999,200,000. Hertz and its leveraged buy out firm owners, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, filed to take the rental car...

The trend is your friend for best and worst stocks

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on July 12

Over at Laszlo Biryini's shop, they've posted the 20 best and worst performing stocks in the Russell 2000 small-cap index for the first half of 2006. Nothing jumps off the...

Does Under Armour Smell?

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on July 10

Marathon training season is upon me once again. For my poor friends, that means having to suffer through 18 weeks on non-stop chatter about the pain in my Achilles heel,...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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