By Jason Zweig | Jan. 28, 2011 4:11 pm ETT Image credit: “Super Bowl XXXIX,” CTLiotta (2005), Wikimedia Commons As MarketBeat reported somewhat tongue-in-cheek last week, “it appears that the only thing that can keep the stock market from rising in 2011 is if the [New York] Jets win on Sunday.” That’s based on the Super Bowl Indicator, which...Read More
Will Small Investors Ever Warm Up to Stocks Again?
Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | Jan. 22, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET Here come the sheep, just in time to be shorn. That has been the refrain on Wall Street this week, as the latest figures showed that retail investors put $3.8 billion more into U.S. stock mutual funds than they took out in the week of Jan. 12. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones...Read More
By Jason Zweig | Jan. 18, 2011 4:17 p.m. ET Image credit: Clara Peeters, “Still Life” (1611), The Prado Here’s a guest contribution I wrote for Edge.org, the website run by intellectual impresario John Brockman, as one answer to the question: What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? It was also...Read More