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Phishing off the (Google) Doc

Last week, a new phishing scam swept the internet. This week, retail stocks may come crashing down, taking the rest of the markets with them. And next week, warmer temperatures mean mosquitos will start bringing their deadly diseases to a backyard near you. This week’s batch of must-read articles addresses each of these threats and more.


Advance Notice of the Next Market Crash

Fifty years after the 1929 crash, a group of money managers and investment thinkers put together a collection of essays looking back at that experience. The result was a distillation of some pretty fine investment wisdom. Timely, I think, to review now. One of the contributors was Arthur Zeikel, then with Merrill Lynch. The title …


It’s Morning in America Again

It’s easy to be negative about the U.S. economy these days. Find a glint of silver, and folks come running to point out all of the dark clouds looming about. This, of course, is what we got last week when the monthly jobs report was released from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Folks pooh-poohed the number of jobs and whining that they’re not enough or that it’s less than a bunch of economists thought that it might be. But you know what? Stuff ’em.


How to “Fed Proof” Your Wealth

Stocks settled down recently. The Dow dropped 40 points. Either the market had already priced in “QE forever”… or investors are starting to wonder. Maybe an economy with falling household incomes is not a good place to own stocks. Maybe an economy that is barely growing doesn’t justify the highest stock prices of all time. …