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  • Hirschhorn: Making Money Is Easy Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    This week's trading lesson: Making money is easy. In fact, making money in any market is easy. It's keeping it that's hard.

  • Roginsky: Back to Sanity on Wall Street Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 2:54 PM ET

    If losing a senate seat in Massachusetts is what it took to make this administration finally address the excesses that led to the largest financial collapse in eighty years, then the American people owe the voters of Massachusetts a big thank you.

  • Hirschhorn: Stick to Your Shorts Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    This week’s trading plan should be to stick with your shorts. Top traders have spent the past few months positioning themselves for a 10- to 15-percent correction. As their coach, I can tell you it’s rare for these Wall Street titans to be wrong for so long.

  • Hirschhorn: Success in 2010 Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    This year will prove to be challenging, even for elite traders. Here are four things traders can do to tip the probabilities of success in your favor.

  • CES: Innovation Big and Small Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    CES is all about innovation. 3D TVs, touch screen PCs and interactive video games are the stars of the show here. They're the heavy weights. The must have gadgets that every nerd and techy worth their salt rushes out to buy.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting Trader Trepidation Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    The theme for this week and probably for the next few months is “trader trepidation.” Here are three reasons why.

  • 10 Best Dressed Men of 2009 Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Another year, another amusing award bestowed upon yours truly by hard-hitting political consultant and fashion aficionado Roger Stone.

  • Ugly Reality For Beautiful People Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Nothing like starting the new year as a big fat failure. The dating Web site BeautifulPeople.com has thinned itself of members deemed too fat, according to the BBC.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting Trader Trepidation Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    The theme for this week and probably for the next few months is “trader trepidation.” Here are three reasons why.

  • Recession Slows Population Rise Across Sun Belt Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 11:15 AM ET
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    States in the South and the West that grew by exceptional leaps and bounds during the real estate boom of just a few years ago are now experiencing sharply slower growth in population, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.

  • Hirschhorn: 13 Trader Resolutions for 2010 Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    As 2010 approaches, we have time to reflect on what we’ve done this year and what we intend to do next. Because I'm a trading coach, I have access to some of the greatest minds on Wall Street. Here's a list of best practices I’ve gathered from them this past year.

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    While the slow economic recovery is bad news for retailers, it may be good news for consumers, as retailers find themselves with elevated inventories and a fast approaching end to the holiday season. I expect discounting could become very aggressive.

  • Maybe Tiger Should Have Rented a Robot? Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Here in this season of holiness, I'm bombarded with more than the usual quotient of stories about...sex.

  • Hirschhorn: Position Yourself for 2010 Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 5:14 PM ET

    Traders at banks and hedge funds get paid once a year, at the very end. Since most traders on Wall Street did not get paid much, if anything, last year, this years’ profits are even more near to their hearts.

  • Jones: 20 Insights On 2020 Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    By bringing together views from Google, Shell, Ericsson, General Mills along with those from leading academics and governments from around the world, The Future Agenda program has already highlighted 20 key insights on the world in 2020: To date 155 countries are involved.

  • BA-ROCK, The Pet Rock With 'Hope' Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 7:19 PM ET

    Last year it was the Chia Obama craze. This year, it's Prez BaRock, a new take on the old pet rock--one of the most disturbing and unfathomable must-have gifts of the 1970s.

  • A Killer Gift Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Laptop Steering Wheel Desk

    It may be against the law in many states to talk on a cellphone or text while driving, but I don't see any law anywhere that says you can't work on a computer while at the wheel!

  • Hirschhorn: Tiger & Risk Management Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    So this week we learned that Tiger Woods is human, after all. And for traders, well, his situation is an excellent reminder about proper risk management.

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    In order to experience the madness of the holiday shopping season, one author wanted to experience for himself what it's like to see the American consumer in action when greed sometimes replaces need - so he got a job at Target as a floor walker.

  • Madoff—The Holiday Drink Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 12:44 PM ET

    The Cognito PR group has done it again. Last year, to add a little levity to the miserable doldrums of Wall Street, Cognito came up with some special cocktails for its holiday party with names like the CosmoPaulson and the TARPatini.