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  • Roginsky: Rating the Raters Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 11:05 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    No account of the financial collapse last year would be complete without an in-depth discussion of the role played by the credit rating agencies – the supposed impartial arbiters of debt whose decisions determine creditworthiness.

  • Roginsky: No More Mr. Nice Guy Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET

    If human beings were purely rational actors, people would never enter into a mortgage contract they did not understand and our elected officials would be motivated entirely by policy – and not political – considerations.

  • Hirschhorn: Profiting from Persistence Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Never underestimate the power of persistence. Throughout history, political, literary and sports figures have learned that lesson. In fact, Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

  • Hirschhorn: Profiting From the 4th Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Just because it's Independence Day, that doesn't mean you can't make some investing hay. In fact, holidays are a great time for the average Joe to earn money. During holidays, most top traders take time off. And that spells opportunity for those who stick around.

  • Hirschhorn: Don't Get Madoff'd Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    People tend to see what they want to see, so it's not surprising Bernie Madoff was able to convince scores of investors his scam was legit. And while many still wonder how such a large-scale fraud could happen, there were a number of missed warning signs for investors.

  • Rich People With A Death Wish Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Money makes some people crazy. And no one can exploit that better than the Russians. According to an Austrian newspaper called Wirtschaftsblatt....Russian luxury ocean liners are offering customers "pirate hunting cruises".

  • Is It Time To Re-Think Your Cyber Connections? Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    Maybe the one-two punch of the Brooks and Markoff cases are the warning sign we needed—a reminder that it’s time to rethink how we relate to one another and reconsider the wisdom of cyber connections morphing into face-to-face liaisons, writes guest bloggers Marian Salzman and Jim Diamond.

  • Jon & Kate Plus The Apocalypse Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 1:59 PM ET
    Jon & Kate Gosselin

    It's hard to walk away from a gold mine, but Discovery Communications' TLC is doing just that. After more than ten million viewers tuned in this week to learn that Jon & Kate Gosselin were divorcing, the show is going on hiatus until August, following a retrospective next week. How long have the Gosselins been estranged? What did TLC know and when did it know it?

  • Jerry Bowyer

    This is the problem with the new 'personal branding' business model: persons are more fragile than business. We are deeply wired to identify with other people more than with corporations or logos or abstractions.

  • Hirschhorn: Navigating Range-Bound Markets Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    Range Bound markets can make your portfolio bleed cash. And with all the unanswered questions looming about what’s next for the economy, it looks like we could be stuck in a range for a while.

  • Bartender, Make It a Stiletto Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Your Job, Your Life | A CNBC Special Report

    A man walks into a bar. He’s carrying a carpet under his arm. He wraps himself in the carpet, lies on the floor, covers his face and waits for people to step on him. A sign taped to the bar reads: “Step on carpet.”

  • Hirschhorn: How to Learn Patience Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    Losing patience can cost a lot of money. Yes, the Market can be frustrating, especially when there is a lot of uncertainty. Unfortunately, impatience can lead to losses and cause traders to behave in ways that kill a portfolio.

  • Hirschhorn: 5 Steps to Successful Trading Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    Let's be honest, trading is not rocket science. In fact, trading succes has little to do with how smart you are. Rather, it's more about your mental process. Successful traders generally do many of the same things, regardless of which market or product they trade.

  • Is Competitive Eating The Best Bang For The Buck? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 5:04 PM ET
    Joey Chestnut after winning the 2008 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.

    Those of you who know me, know I love the world of competitive eating. I'm credited with bringing the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest to ESPN (I did sideline reporting for the live broadcast for two years) and I'm recognized by most of the stars of the Major League Eating tour.

  • Taking Stock Of Work-Life Balance Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Young Employees

    Which careers are better for people who care about family and loved ones as much or more than their precious careers?

  • Meet Your Neighbor, The Survivalist Friday, 29 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    There's a new breed of Americans stocking up on canned goods and ammunition. It's not the guy hiding out in a backwoods shack. It's your neighbor.

  • The S&P has been stuck in a 300-point range, from 700 to 1,000, since last October. Here are seven reasons traders fail to make money in range-bound markets.

  • The sudden, surprising move by Pequot Capital’s Art Samberg to shut down his hedge fund operation in the long shadow of a stubborn probe into insider trading may hit Morgan Stanley shareholders.

  • Hirschhorn: Trader Talk with Charles Poliacof Friday, 22 May 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Charles Poliacof has been a trader for more than 12 years. He's trained hundreds of traders, manages between $10 and $20 million, and is considered one of the top traders on the Street. This week, he talked to market coach Doug Hirschhorn about his approach.

  • Salzman: This Memorial Day, Tweet To Remind Friday, 22 May 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Twitter

    Anybody I’m connected with on Twitter or Facebook has surely noticed me giving lots of character-love to the online charity event Tweet to ReMIND, which hits fever pitch now as we approach Memorial Day Weekend.