ShortSellers

Hating These Stocks Can Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

If you think a stock will fall, you can still profit on it -- by shorting it: Just sell shares you've "borrowed," then buy them later, ideally at a lower price. But it can be risky. Here are 5 companies you might be tempted to bet that way against -- and shouldn't.

'Divorce Starts': A Leading Indicator for Home Sales?

While not everyone whose marriage ends rushes out to break ground on a new home, some real estate agents say divorcing spouses make up at least a third of their clients. With the economy impacting divorce trends and marital splits pushing spending trends, should economists be watching divorce rates when they chart the economic outlook?

Blaming Short Sellers: A Pointless Game

The former CEO of Lehman Brothers, Richard Fuld, blames the firm's collapse on hedge funds and short sellers that bet on declines in Lehman's stock price. That explanation may be satisfying for Fuld, but there's one problem -- it's probably not true.