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  • Morgan Stanley: Deflation Risk High

    10/23/2002 5:03:19 PM PDT · by arete · 44 replies · 394+ views
    New York Times/Reuters ^ | October 23, 2002 | Reuters Staff
    Filed at 6:39 a.m. ET SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The risk of deflation in the United States is high and rising, Morgan Stanley's chief economist Stephen Roach said on Wednesday. The goods sector in the U.S. is already in a deflationary cycle, and the prices of services will fall as the sector becomes more globalized, U.S.-based Roach told a seminar in Singapore. ``As globalization spreads from goods to services, there is a case for the low inflation U.S. economy being hit with a post-bubble recession,'' he said. ``The case for U.S. deflation is high and rising.'' Roach said the United States...
  • Humbled Bears in 1999. Market Sages Today.

    09/29/2002 8:17:13 AM PDT · by arete · 38 replies · 281+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/29/02 | GERALDINE FABRIKANT
    FOR years, bears were out of fashion on Wall Street. In December 1999, when Money & Business interviewed five prominent stock market pessimists, all said they thought the market was about to fall, and some were mystified by its relentless climb. Today, with the Nasdaq trading close to its 1996 low, their advice is very much in demand from investors who missed the market's negative undercurrents. But while none of the investors now believe the stock market is about to soar, they have divergent views. Barton Biggs, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley, says he thinks that the market is...
  • The Unhappy Girlfriend -- Mark's Market Commentary

    09/17/2002 2:44:46 PM PDT · by arete · 35 replies · 237+ views ^ | 9/17/02 | Mark
    Every man has been in that relationship which is not working out. The unhappy girlfriend usually fixates on one factor as the sole cause of the distress. “Are you still drooling over that 25-year old secretary of yours?” “How many times have you taken her out for drinks?” “What type of outfits does she wear at work?” “Does she live alone?” “Is she your type? If so, why are you hanging around with me?” “I think you should go out with her instead, since you are so infatuated with her large breasts.” The girlfriend assumes that if the secretary and...
  • Mutual funds vanishing at record rate

    09/09/2002 8:11:39 AM PDT · by arete · 7 replies · 247+ views
    USA Today/Yahoo ^ | Mon Sep 9, 7:18 AM ET | John Waggoner
    A record number of mutual funds are headed in a new direction: oblivion. Since the bear market began in March 2000, 414 stock mutual funds have been liquidated, says Morningstar, the mutual fund tracker. That's half the liquidations in its database, which stretches back dozens of years and covers 4,074 stock funds. An additional 566 stock funds merged into other funds. The number grows if you count different share classes for the same funds. Many funds issue multiple share classes, which give investors several different ways to pay sales commissions on their funds. Using that methodology, 1,741 stock funds have...
  • The Dow deserves to be toast -- Bernie Schaeffer makes case against headline index

    08/29/2002 1:21:17 PM PDT · by arete · 11 replies · 375+ views
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | 12:35 PM ET Aug. 29, 2002 | Thom Calandra
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) - Years from now, when the carnage in stocks is over, a handful of U.S. researchers will get passing grades for sticking to their guns about the overpriced market. Bernie Schaeffer belongs in that small group. Schaeffer's views at Schaeffer's Investment Research make him an easy target for the millions of Americans who are suffering deep portfolio losses in this, the third losing year for U.S. stocks. "Pessimist, fear-monger, anti-American, I hear it all," Schaeffer told me over breakfast in San Francisco. "But in 1994 they were calling me Bernie the Bull on CNBC." Back then, if...
  • Stock horror (Come on back, we miss u)

    08/28/2002 3:58:16 PM PDT · by dgallo51 · 11 replies · 216+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 28, 2002 | Global Agenda
    America’s retail investors made record withdrawals from stockmarket mutual funds during July, as shares hit four-year lows, according to data released this week. The sell-off has been followed by a sharp rally, leading some to argue that it signalled the end of the bear market. Is the worst over? AMERICA has its public to thank for the great bull market of the 1990s. It was America’s workers who boosted productivity to historical highs and individual investors, piling into stockmarkets with unprecedented enthusiasm, who drove share prices ever higher. And when the going got tough, small investors did not panic. As...
  • Stocks Week: Investors Not Biting on Bait

    08/17/2002 7:32:55 AM PDT · by arete · 65 replies · 369+ views
    MSN Money/CNBC/Reuters ^ | August 17, 2002 09:25:00 AM ET | Pierre Belec
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - ``Come back in, the water's fine,'' say Wall Street experts. But investors have gotten wiser, and they're not biting on this bullish bait from analysts who have been collectively wrong for so long. Investors have been scorched many times by the stock market and a whopping $7 trillion of their wealth has gone up in smoke since early 2000. With people intensely risk averse, a new conservatism is developing among investors. Many are convinced the market is not the smart place for their money, and they're ignoring the warning that they may miss out on the...
  • Investors pull $47bn out of equity mutual funds

    08/01/2002 5:15:04 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Thursday Aug 1 2002 | By Julie Earle in New York
    Investors continued to flee a grim US stock market in July, with early industry estimates suggesting that some $47bn was pulled out of equity mutual funds - the largest net monthly outflow in history, according to new data. The forecasts have raised concerns that investors are losing faith in equities and could further upset an already volatile market. Wall Street received another another setback on Thursday after downbeat reports on reports on manufacturing data and unemployment benefits cast doubt on US economic recovery. By midsession yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 200.06 to 8,536.53, while the broader S&P...
  • Those nuggets have leverage Gold mutual funds add to year's gain

    06/30/2002 7:20:11 AM PDT · by arete · 12 replies · 760+ views
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | 6/28/02 | Thom Calandra
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Gold mutual funds compiled returns of as much as 32 percent in a second-quarter stock market that behaved like a very naughty child. Against a U.S. equity landscape devoid of profits, precious metal funds dominated the top ranks of second-quarter performers. If short-selling mutual funds are set aside, the gold names made up nine of the top 10 equity funds for the quarter ending Friday. See fund results on CBS MarketWatch. "Clearly, gold was the place to be, but I can't say I am entirely pleased," said Caesar Bryan, manager of the $98 million Gabelli Gold...
  • Investor Asks Warren Buffett: Don't Fund Abortions ...It's Just Plain Bad For Business

    05/09/2002 11:18:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 382+ views
    Investor Asks Warren Buffett: Don't Fund Abortions ...It's Just Plain Bad For Business 5/10/02 Omaha, NE -- The world is running short of people and a major corporation shouldn't be giving away stockholders' money to groups that support abortion and other forms of population control that will inevitably reduce the number of the company's potential customers, a population research expert warns. In a resolution submitted to Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire-Hathaway, and the company's 10,000 shareholders, Population Research Institute president Steven Mosher proposed that the company stop making charitable donations, especially to such abortion industry groups as Planned Parenthood, which...