Uptick Rule: May Help Sustain Long-Term Recovery, but Not Likely a Short-Term Fix

In July 2007, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it was canceling the “Uptick Rule,” a cost-free protection that had been in place for almost 70 years.  Installed in 1938 as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression, the rule protected the stock market from “bear raids” by short sellers by…

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Ford

Looking for a stock that will perform when the recovery hits?  Take a look at Ford ($3.25 closing price on April 3, 2009).  It may seem surprising given the turmoil of the U.S. auto industry, but consider the following to start: •    It is now clear that Ford’s financial condition is materially different from U.S.…

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What are the Scenarios for Economic Recovery?

What kind of economic recovery will there be?  That’s an important question to ask in planning your investment strategy to take advantage of an upswing and protect yourself in the event that things stay sour. Let’s consider six possible scenarios: 1)    Rapid snap back.  Suddenly the market takes a strong upward turn towards pre crisis…

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