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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"

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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 [1], 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 [2], NYT [3], WaPo [4], FT [5], CNN [6]) or smaller MSM (LAT [7], BusinessWeek [8], BBC [9], CSMonitor [10], Wired [11], The Economist [12]) or online sites (Slate [13], MarketWatch, [14] TheStreet.com [15], News.com [16]) or even Blogs?

I’m curious if this was a one off, or the start of something more significant — and possibly telling.

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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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[1] magazine covers: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=site%3Abigpicture.typepad.com+magazine+covers%2C&btnG=Search

[2] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/home/us

[3] NYT: http://nytimes.com/

[4] WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/

[5] FT: http://news.ft.com/home/us

[6] CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

[7] LAT: http://www.latimes.com/

[8] BusinessWeek: http://businessweek.com/

[9] BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

[10] CSMonitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/

[11] Wired: http://www.wired.com/wired/

[12] The Economist: http://www.economist.com/index.html

[13] Slate: http://www.slate.com/

[14] MarketWatch,: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/default.asp?siteid=mktw

[15] TheStreet.com: http://www.thestreet.com/

[16] News.com: http://news.com.com/

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