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  • Stop selling! Stocks are STILL your best bet

    Bonds and gold have outperformed stocks. That can't last. And even if stock returns are subpar, they're the cleanest dirty shirt.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Even though the S&P 500 is not too far from its all-time high, MORE

    - May 22, 2014 1:42 PM ET
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  • Investors are getting out of U.S. stocks

    Stocks may be near record highs, but investors are getting out.

    New data released Wednesday show investors have slashed their exposure to U.S. stocks in recent weeks, choosing instead to pile into bonds or simply hold cash.

    Many are still fearful of another major drop in the stock market, and they aren't sure how to read the current conditions. It's a peculiar period in the market with tumbling small-cap stocks, diminished volatility and low interest MORE

    - May 22, 2014 6:37 AM ET
  • China's economic dragon still roars

    China's economy is slowing. But why are investors betting on the dragon's demise? GDP growth above 7% isn't a hard landing.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    If you believe that the stock market is a rational organism with a MORE

    - May 15, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • Don't blink: Stocks race past milestones

    The S&P 500 climbed above the 1,900 mark on Tuesday, just 172 days after its previous milestone.

    Records are falling on Wall Street faster than you can say "high-frequency trading."

    After crossing over the 1,500 line in March 2000, it took the broad index a long time -- 4,790 days -- to break through the 1,600 mark, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. That's more than 13 years! No wonder MORE

    - May 14, 2014 8:16 AM ET
  • Twitter stock plummets 18% to new low

    Twitter is trending today on Wall Street, but for all the wrong reasons.

    Shares of the social media site tumbled to a new low Tuesday, the first day that company insiders were allowed to sell the stock following the company's initial public offering.

    The stock dropped 18%, sinking below $32 a share for the first time since Twitter (TWTR) began trading last November.

    The sell-off comes at the end of a six-month "lock-up" MORE

    - May 6, 2014 4:12 PM ET
  • Berkshire shareholders LOVE Buffett

    Joe and Tracy Drollinger pose with cutouts of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire shareholders reception.

    Four things were made quite clear at a cocktail reception for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders Friday night at the Borsheims jewelry store in Omaha.

    1. Berkshire investors absolutely adore Warren Buffett. (And Charlie Munger too.)
    2. Few worry about what will happen to Berkshire after Buffett retires or succumbs to the same fate that lies MORE

    - May 3, 2014 9:22 AM ET
  • Winning isn't everything for stocks

    Dr Pepper trails Coke and Pepsi in market share. But the stock is beating its rivals. Third place isn't always a bad thing.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    At risk of ticking off fans of the Green Bay Packers MORE

    - Apr 29, 2014 12:59 PM ET
  • Markets dig Janet Yellen's 'loose language'

    The scene at the Economic Club of New York meeting today had the feel of a rock concert, but instead of T-shirts and sneakers, it was blue pin-stripes and brown wing-tips.

    The mood in the lobby outside the room at the Marriott Marquis where Janet Yellen would speak seemed downright giddy.

    Blackstone Chairman & CEO Steve Schwarzman was smiling and shaking hands with old friends.

    The grin on Former SEC Chief William Donaldson's MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 2:07 PM ET
  • Is Tesla's downshift for real?

    The break lights are finally coming on for investors' favorite auto stock.

    Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) fell over 2% Tuesday after reports surfaced that Arizona failed to pass a bill to allow the company to sell cars directly to consumers.

    It marks the fourth straight day of losses for Tesla's stock.

    It's unclear what effect the Arizona bill actually had today. The automaker has long sought to bypass dealerships because it says MORE

    - Apr 15, 2014 3:49 PM ET
  • Time for market panic? Depends who you ask...

    It should be another good year for the stock market. Not spectacular, but positive.

    That's the general consensus among the investment strategists CNNMoney polled in a recent survey. See the full results here.

    Of course, some were more bullish than others, and one was downright bearish.

    Gary Flam, a portfolio manager at Bel Air Investment Advisors, had the lowest target for the S&P 500 among the 26 investment professionals in CNNMoney's survey. He MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 8:38 AM ET
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