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Market Misperceptions
By , Bloomberg.com, 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: Sure, strong domestic consumer spending is needed for a full economic recovery in Japan, but with interest rates already very low, further hikes shouldn't pose a significant hurdle. Overall, the Japanese economy is in a solid position for further growth.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch, 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: We hate to say we told you so, but . . . .
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: So far European officials have resisted the urge to enact stupid legislation to weaken the Euro—let's hope it stays that way.
Sensible Stories
By , The New York Times, 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: In the never-ending search for the investing Holy Grail (i.e., material information that no one else has), here's an interesting look at how investors constantly employ new techniques to find it.
Sensible Stories
By , Newsweek, 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: We may be about to shoot ourselves in the foot -- or maybe the chest -- on trade."
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By , Forbes, 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: Maybe, but we sure do think they've got a better chance than a government bureaucracy.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/30/2006
MarketMinder's View: The fall of the dollar is most likely a reaction to the relative attractiveness of dollar denominated assets versus foreign assets and future interest rate expectations. The trade deficit is not to blame.
Market Misperceptions
By , MarketWatch, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: Undue pessimism gives us confidence this bull market has further to run.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: 2007 looks like another good year for stocks.
Sensible Stories
By , Time, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: The experience of fear is biological, and our Stone Age brains are made for success in the wild, not in financial markets. Don't just ask yourself what you fear; ask yourself what it is you're irrationally fearing. This can make you a better investor.
Sensible Stories
By , USA TODAY, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: The country's unemployment rate continues to stay below 5% while the job market for new graduates remains strong. Seems bullish to us!
Market Misperceptions
By , The Financial Times, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: While these are good summaries of oft-cited reasons for the dollar's decline this year, we'd note there's little or no correlation between a declining dollar and a decline in the stock market.
Sensible Stories
By , MSNBC, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: The Utilities consolidation boom continues in Europe.
Market Misperceptions
By , Forbes, 11/29/2006
MarketMinder's View: Everyone's a Fed critic. The economy is strong, inflation is low, employment is high. What's there to complain about?
Sensible Stories
By , The Nikkei Weekly , 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: Like the US, Japan has seen increased tax revenue as the result of robust economic activity, not higher taxes.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: In today's global environment, companies don't have to seek investor capital in traditional places like the US or Europe.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: We'll say it till we're blue in the face: trying to game short term moves in stocks, especially intra-month moves, is a poor investment strategy.
Sensible Stories
By , The Washington Post, 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: Not all real estate is created equal. Amid talk of a housing slowdown, commercial and industrial real estate powers ahead.
Sensible Stories
By , TCS Daily, 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: Mired in bureaucracy and overbearing social policies, Europe is no longer the US' economic brethren. Could the nations of Asia be closer kin to our entrepreneurial spirit?
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: The likely future leader of the UK and the current US Treasury Secretary make the pro-free trade case against protectionism.
Market Misperceptions
By , The New York Times, 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: The very fact that a mass-media story about overly optimistic investors exists is itself proof that pessimism still prevails.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/28/2006
MarketMinder's View: Small caps should continue to outperform so long as a majority of "experts" continue to expect them not to.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/25/2006
MarketMinder's View: A smart commentary on positive developments in Europe.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Economist, 11/25/2006
MarketMinder's View: Let's not blow this one out of proportion. While less regulation is always a good thing, to suggest the US capital markets are uncompetitive is absurd.
Sensible Stories
By , The Economist, 11/25/2006
MarketMinder's View: Real estate is more than just housing. While everyone focuses on the decline in residential real estate, the commercial property market is booming.
Sensible Stories
By , MSNBC.com, 11/25/2006
MarketMinder's View: With the Vietnam-US trade deal recently shot down, further indications of protectionism is bad news.
Sensible Stories
By , Bloomberg, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: Robust global economic growth, particularly within emerging markets, will continue to keep demand for commodities high, and any disruption in supply will only compound price increases.
Sensible Stories
By , BusinessWeek, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: Creative destruction is the capitalism function. Technology has taken the information advantage away from middlemen like car salespeople and empowered consumers who can negotiate the best price on their own. This is a good thing.
Market Misperceptions
By , CNN, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: A great example of using fear tactics to sell media. The trade deficit is larger than ever and the economy is robust with record low unemployment…and by the way, we're in the 4th year of a bull market.
Sensible Stories
By , The Slate, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: The supply of securities continues to shrink…bullish for stocks!
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: Basing one's investment strategy solely on a single ratio (in this case the widely used PEG ratio) is ill-advised to put it mildly.
Sensible Stories
By , Opinion Journal, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: While it's unlikely the Democratic Congress can get much done in the next two years, the resurgence of protectionist talk is unsettling.
Sensible Stories
By , NPR, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: With negative economic growth, 10% unemployment, and an aging native workforce…it's probably safe to say an anti-immigration initiative is the last thing France needs.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Slate, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: This is a fundamental misunderstanding of market efficiency theory. Markets price in all widely known information, reflected in asset prices—markets are not a mechanism of perfect pricing or perfect information.
Sensible Stories
By , SmartMoney, 11/23/2006
MarketMinder's View: An interesting column about the difference between a trend follower versus just being one of the crowd. We'd add there's a difference between strategically investing against the crowd and simple contrarianism.
Sensible Stories
By , Newsweek, 11/22/2006
MarketMinder's View: We quote again: "The current era of globalization is more powerful, widespread and resilient than many people realize.
Sensible Stories
By , CNN, 11/22/2006
MarketMinder's View: With production stretched out to near full capacity, nearly any disruption in supply pushes oil prices higher.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/22/2006
MarketMinder's View: Lots of talk about scary new anti-growth legislation is nigh, but given the slim majorities in both chambers, it's unlikely anything significant can pass Congress and a Presidential veto.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/22/2006
MarketMinder's View: We quote: "…the very fact that billions of dollars are being put on the table in an attempt to shift assets to their highest and best uses is a sign that the animal spirits that give the U.S. economy its dynamism are alive and well. The time to worry about an economy is when no one wants to take such risks.
Sensible Stories
By , TCS Daily, 11/22/2006
MarketMinder's View: We like them, too. At worst, there's no meaningful correlation between stock returns and budget deficits. At best, stocks may even do better when deficits are bigger!
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: Skepticism and fear create a "Wall of Worry" that actually helps push stocks upward.
Sensible Stories
By , MSNBC.com, 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: Increased free trade is a net positive for the global economy.
Sensible Stories
By , The Christian Science Monitor, 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: For more on real wage growth in the US, see our past commentary, "Inflating Wages".
Market Misperceptions
By , The Associated Press, 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: Economists are historically lousy at making GDP predictions. The only leading indicator that really counts (the stock market) continues to rally, signaling a strong economy in the period ahead.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: Overzealous attempts to regulate US markets in wake of the last bear market are still having negative implications.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/21/2006
MarketMinder's View: Mergermania! Over $1.3 trillion dollars in deals announced, and we've still got more than a month left in the year!
Market Misperceptions
By , CNNMoney, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: Our ridiculous headline of the week. Worrying over a few already well-known fears that "might" happen is what bull markets thrive on.
Sensible Stories
By , the Financial Times, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: It's good to see the so-called compliance revolution pointing the finger at one of its own for a change.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: The economic boom and infrastructure build-out worldwide is so large that many industrial companies can't even buy enough tires to do all the work!
Market Misperceptions
By , Reuters, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: The very fact that many analysts are expecting a style shift makes it less likely to happen.
Sensible Stories
By , Slate.com, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: The principles of free markets and investment strategy are taking the world of philanthropy by storm.
Sensible Stories
By , Bloomberg, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: Contrary to many doomsdayers' dictums, financial derivatives are valuable tools that help companies and investors manage risk. (See our past commentary, "Deriving Stable Markets" for more.)
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/18/2006
MarketMinder's View: A worthwhile commentary on the economic situation in Japan.
Sensible Stories
By , Reuters, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: More evidence the Dow is dodgy and international diversification is best for properly constructed stock portfolios.
Market Misperceptions
By , Barron’s Online, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: Bull markets thrive on this sort of undue pessimism.
Market Misperceptions
By , Washington Post, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: The best economic agenda for a government overseeing a market-based economy is "hands off"! A lame duck president and narrow majorities in Congress mean not much gets done anyway.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: A good primer on the concept of "mean reversion" and psychology's effect on both markets and politics.
Sensible Stories
By , CNNMoney, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: The bullish trend of equity supply destruction continues. It's an epidemic!
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/17/2006
MarketMinder's View: Tony Blair, much like George Bush, is effectively a lame duck with little power to achieve much before his tenure ends. Impotent governments are a good thing for free markets.
Market Misperceptions
By , Bloomberg, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: This must be the new math. Our calculations show the US consumer is enjoying rises in income, employment, and net worth.
Market Misperceptions
By , MarketWatch, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: In order to have stagflation, two vital items are required: Low economic growth and high inflation. Fortunately, neither is on the horizon.
Sensible Stories
By , The Associated Press, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: The US airline industry is ripe with excess capacity and inefficiency—consolidation is good news.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: A good summary of the reasons to be bullish on Japan.
Sensible Stories
By , FoxNews.com, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: More bad news for the stagflation cheerleaders.
Market Misperceptions
By , Dow Jones Newswire, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: Economics really must be more confusing than we thought: one month the media says expensive gas causes declines in retail sales, and the next month cheap gas is also to blame for retail sales declines. Which one is it?
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: Rising Chinese nationalism is concerning to the global economy and trade.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: Yet another good reason to hate mutual funds.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: Private equity deals and mergers continue at a torrid pace with no end in sight.  These cash-based deals reduce the supply of equities—a very positive trend for stock prices.
Market Misperceptions
By , USA Today, 11/16/2006
MarketMinder's View: It should be obvious that art markets and well-attended tech conferences don't drive stock performance, nor are they reliable sentiment indicators.
Market Misperceptions
By , Business Week, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: A clever metaphor doesn't make this argument correct. The conclusion doesn't follow from the premises: a growing economy creates a bigger overall pie…economic development is not a zero sum game.
Sensible Stories
By , The Washington Post, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: Turns out the US isn't doing so badly after all.
Sensible Stories
By , The Slate, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: Reagan's famous mantra recapitulated. Could a media shift from pessimism to optimism be at hand?
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: We like supply side economics no matter which political side it falls on.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: A good investor has the "geo" questions in mind all the time.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: The Japanese economic expansion continues…
Market Misperceptions
By , The Financial Times, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: We couldn't disagree more.  The data show that economic growth is stronger than most are giving credit, and inflationary pressures are benign.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: Budget deficits are a misconstrued risk, and higher taxes are not the answer. Here's why.
Market Misperceptions
By , Business Week, 11/15/2006
MarketMinder's View: If listening to Motown means bailing out inefficient manufactures that have struggled to stay afloat now for three decades, we must be tone deaf.
Sensible Stories
By , Barron’s, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: The markets will tell us how to react to the new Congress, not pundits.
Sensible Stories
By , CNNMoney.com, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: A cogent counter-opinion to the widely held view the US isn't attracting foreign talent.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: A classic example of the false belief that oil prices drive stock market returns. Both are currently being driven by economic growth expectations.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: Note the stark contrast in rhetoric between a known media commentator and an actual business owner.
Sensible Stories
By , Bloomberg, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: The US consumer soldiers on in the face of widespread pessimism.
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By , Fortune, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: We agree with the Treasury Secretary.
Sensible Stories
By , USA Today, 11/14/2006
MarketMinder's View: $10 trillion invested…and not a penny of capital gains calculated in the national savings rate. Does that make sense to you?
Sensible Stories
By , NPR, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: Any restriction on free trade results in a dead weight loss for the global economy.  This is just one example.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: Abandon the outmoded government methods employed to track savings. If one analyzes capital gains and the precipitous rises in total net worth, this country saves plenty.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: Negative investor sentiment…a great reason to be bullish!
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: A reminder on the importance of freedom and capitalism in promoting societal progress. Stasis and stagnation are the result of socialism.
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: The BOE is "forced" to raise short interest rates because of their inflation target. The result: undue tightening to fight an already benign 2.4% annualized CPI in the UK.
Market Misperceptions
By , USA Today, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: A potential federal minimum wage increase would affect less than 2% of the US population. A minor negative? Yes. But hardly worth panicking over.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: The argument against needless regulation in the insurance industry. We say here, here!
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/11/2006
MarketMinder's View: A switch in stock leadership from small to big caps is widely expected—speculation has even seeped onto the front page of the Journal! Basic market theory says widely expected shifts shouldn't happen because they're already priced in.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: As Milton Friedman said, inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.
Sensible Stories
By , The New York Times, 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: The kinder, gentler side of the SEC!
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: Something to keep an eye on. Paring back Sarbanes-Oxley laws is probably a positive for financial markets.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: It is worth being aware of the new leaders' views and how the market reacts, but don't get too excited – Congress won't have much power to legislate in the next two years.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal , 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: Neither expansions nor contractions in trade deficits have ever been harbingers of bad economies or declining stock markets. This is still true.
Market Misperceptions
By , BusinessWeek, 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: It's only Thursday, but (like a giddy network anchor proclaiming a winner too early on election night) we're making the call: the worst headline of the week. No person or entity "steers" a market-based economy, that's the point.
Sensible Stories
By , 11/10/2006
MarketMinder's View: Sure, it's satire. But we have to admit this one blurs the line between comedy and reality.
Sensible Stories
By , The Nikkei Weekly , 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: This article gets it right. Higher taxes often do not translate into more tax revenue.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch, 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: We never did understand the theory of raising the cost of domestically produced oil to reduce our dependence on cheaper foreign oil.  Clearly, we weren't the only ones.
Sensible Stories
By , 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: With interest rates remaining low, employment rising and personal income gaining, it's premature (if not flat out wrong) to think the real estate market is done for.
Sensible Stories
By , CBS News, 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: Emerging markets continue to grow at a fast clip—signs of a robust global economy. But keep in mind Vietnam is still miniscule within the context of the global scene.
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: Fears about a Japanese economic slowdown appear overblown.
Market Misperceptions
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: A common misconception. High energy and materials prices are not causes of movements in other asset classes, but rather the effects of economic growth.
Sensible Stories
By , The New York Times, 11/09/2006
MarketMinder's View: Oil is increasingly more difficult to find and exploit. That means higher excavation and research expenses—a factor that keeps energy prices high.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: Anytime prices are fixed, it creates winners and losers.  Although a minimum wage hike is a negative for markets, in the long-term the adaptability of capitalism will allow the economy to adjust.
Sensible Stories
By , Financial Times , 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: It's important to remember real estate is a distinctly different asset class than equities.
Sensible Stories
By , SmartMoney, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: A signal of a robust economy and Financials sector.
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: We've already said our peace on the US mid-term elections (see yesterday's commentary "Thoughts on Election Eve"). Now it's time to see what happens. Here's a concise guide to tonight's action.
Market Misperceptions
By , MarketWatch, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: Why would trading "get wild" given a widely expected result?
Market Misperceptions
By , CNN Money, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: Conspiracy theories are always amusing. But gas prices have fallen globally, not just in the US.  We're sure power hungry politicians (pun intended) wish they had that kind of control over a global commodity.
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: New investment hasn't kept up with rising oil demand. This means more good times ahead for energy service companies.
Market Misperceptions
By , Bloomberg, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: A detailed study of manufacturing numbers. Fortunately for us (and unfortunately for the author's thesis), manufacturing only represents about 20% of the US economy today.
Sensible Stories
By , Financial Times , 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: Deal-o-rama!!!
Sensible Stories
By , TheStreet.com, 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: An interesting look at the presidential cycle and average market returns in the back half of a presidential term.
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal , 11/08/2006
MarketMinder's View: European growth continues…
Market Misperceptions
By , The Financial Times, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: Arbitrary anchors—such as the 3% deficit rule in the EU—are not an appropriate method to guide economic and fiscal policy.
Sensible Stories
By , Associated Press, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: The M&A Boom Continues…
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times , 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: Painfully obvious, yet so often forgotten.
Market Misperceptions
By , Fortune, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: If high gas prices didn't kill economic growth, why would low prices cause growth to surge?
Sensible Stories
By , Wall Street Journal, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: A positive trend for Japanese retailers and financial companies.
Market Misperceptions
By , BusinessWeek, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: Simply absurd. Never doubt the media's ability to spin something positive into doom and gloom.
Sensible Stories
By , Fool.com, 11/07/2006
MarketMinder's View: Count us as fervent opposition to the ‘Debt Doomsday Club'.
Sensible Stories
By , 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: We still say the Dow is an inane and useless artifact from the past. But Mr. Kramer's reasons for being bullish are right on.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Financial Times, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: Focus on separating the fundamentals from the noise. Save the gambling for Vegas.
Sensible Stories
By , Thestreet.com, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: Supply and excess capacity of oil are still tight and global demand is still high, making news of disruptions and shortfalls more likely than stories about oversupply.
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By , Bloomberg.com, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: More Bad News for the Bears...
Market Misperceptions
By , The Financial Times, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: Since when does investor loyalty have anything to do with how well a stock performs or a company operates?
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: Our ridiculous story of the week. Why would a manager's participation in a passive fund say anything about the fund's performance?
Dueling Headlines
By , Associated Press, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View:  
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/04/2006
MarketMinder's View: A worthwhile comment on the benefits of short selling to market efficiency and stability.
Market Misperceptions
By , Bloomberg.com, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: Excessively dangerous trading behavior?  The way we see it, hedge funds are a positive for markets precisely because their trading behavior is different from most investors.
Sensible Stories
By , Forbes.com, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: Another headline in our ongoing theme: population growth is good. Skip the dubious points on the national savings rate and cultural conflicts and read the last paragraph.  We couldn't agree more.
Market Misperceptions
By , Fool.com , 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: The answer?  Nothing.  Looking at the five best performing stocks over various periods is a silly way of framing this otherwise noteworthy argument.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: Indeed.  The media may sensationalize a scandal here and an errant John Kerry comment there, but the bottom line is the mid-term election outcome will be benign for markets.
Sensible Stories
By , The New York Times , 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: The dark side of minimum wage increases.
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By , The New York Times, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: A smart rebuttal of a common media concern.
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By , 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: The threat of nationalization and protectionism in emerging markets is an unsettling development for stocks…
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By , Fortune, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: Isn't it amazing how quickly the forces of supply and demand can adjust market prices?
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By , The Financial Times, 11/03/2006
MarketMinder's View: …but perhaps there's reason for optimism.
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: The way to promote alternative energy is not through higher taxes.
Market Misperceptions
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: Has anyone not heard of the housing slowdown or flailing auto industry?  Widely disseminated stories lack the surprise power to move markets.
Market Misperceptions
By , MarketWatch.com, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: Oh alright, we confess.  We've been using Jedi mind tricks on the markets for years.
Sensible Stories
By , MarketWatch.com, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: This is what happens when politicians redistribute wealth.
Market Misperceptions
By , The New York Times, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: This article is so full of blatant misconceptions we didn't have the space to go through them all for you.
Sensible Stories
By , The New York Post, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: Merger mania continues…
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By , USA Today, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: Given all the inflation worries, it is worth noting the price of many goods is actually going down.  Published inflation figures are a measure of the average price, not all prices
Market Misperceptions
By , Bloomberg.com, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: This doesn't make any sense to us.  Globalization does not make developed markets poorer.
Sensible Stories
By , Fool.com, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: We must be really demented.  We don't think a 40% allocation to foreign equities is too high right now.
Sensible Stories
By , The Financial Times, 11/02/2006
MarketMinder's View: Who is John Gault, anyway?  While we found the author's name a bit ironic and feel American democracy is just fine as is, the article is still good at detailing the structural forces at work in elections.
Market Misperceptions
By , USA Today, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: A five-year projection on anything is an exercise in futility. 
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: Another example of how competition in the financial sector leads to the efficient allocation of capital.
Market Misperceptions
By , Christian Science Monitor, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: The days when Detroit had a significant impact on the US economy are long gone.
Sensible Stories
By , TheStreet.com, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: Merger mania continues…
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: An interesting historical review of Congressional elections in the sixth-year of a presidency.
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By , MarketWatch.com, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: A personal road map tailored to your specific needs and expectations is the best way to invest.
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By , Forbes, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: This bull has room to run.  Bear markets come during periods when sentiment is very positive, which we don't have now.  
Market Misperceptions
11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: Despite their best efforts, they couldn't scare us with this one.  Consumer confidence is at best a coincident indicator with no predictive power. 
Sensible Stories
By , The Wall Street Journal, 11/01/2006
MarketMinder's View: Market forces are doing just fine regulating hedge funds.  Imperialist bureaucrats pushing for sweeping oversight only spells trouble.