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Astonishingly Irresponsible Headlines
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 10, 2006 @ 10:30 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled
"Just Buy Something"
That was a headline of a story on Real Money (disclosure: I write for them), on the day the Dow managed to get through 11,000 for the first time since June 2001.
As financial advice, I found it stunningly irresponsible — at the very least, suspect.
But it got me thinking — like magazine covers , perhaps headlines can also be a tell as to the general gestalt of market participants.
So let me ask you: Have any particular headlines stood out to you? Are they the big mainstream publications (WSJ , NYT , WaPo , FT , CNN ) or smaller MSM (LAT , BusinessWeek , BBC , CSMonitor , Wired , The Economist ) or online sites (Slate , MarketWatch,  TheStreet.com , News.com ) or even Blogs?
I’m curious if this was a one off, or the start of something more significant — and possibly telling.
Please use the comment section to post your favorite — include headline, publication and URL. I’ll gather a list of the best and republish it later this week . . .
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 magazine covers: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=site%3Abigpicture.typepad.com+magazine+covers%2C&btnG=Search
 WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/home/us
 NYT: http://nytimes.com/
 WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/
 FT: http://news.ft.com/home/us
 CNN: http://www.cnn.com/
 LAT: http://www.latimes.com/
 BusinessWeek: http://businessweek.com/
 BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/
 CSMonitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/
 Wired: http://www.wired.com/wired/
 The Economist: http://www.economist.com/index.html
 Slate: http://www.slate.com/
 MarketWatch,: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/default.asp?siteid=mktw
 TheStreet.com: http://www.thestreet.com/
 News.com: http://news.com.com/
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