Why the Multi-Day Market Crash?

We have experienced a market crash.  It did not occur in one day, as in 1987.  Instead, it took a few weeks.  We would call it a slow-motion crash, but it seemed to happen quickly and relentlessly.  Analysis is needed. The Proffered Reasons Today we were treated to two explanations about why the market had […]

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The Paulson Plan: Investor Implications

We have been writing a series of articles for RealMoney on the Paulson plan and Congressional reactions.  The editors have graciously moved some of these to the public site so that we might reach a wider audience in a timely fashion. Mark-to-Market Accounting One article reviews the emerging recognition of FAS 157 as a contributing […]

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Looking for Government Help? Here is the Scorecard

If it were not so serious, it would be amusing.  So many who generally believe in free markets and small government are suddenly unhappy whenever there is no government intervention.  Whenever we hear a criticism like this, we try to look back at the history for that pundit.  Did the criticism appear before or after […]

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The Election Project

We have undertaken a project to study the 2008 election with a focus on the implications for financial markets. So far, most market observers have probably not paid much attention.   Some believe that the Democrats are likely to sweep and that this will be a disaster for U.S. equities. At "A Dash" we prefer to […]

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