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Look Out for Dot-Bomb 2.0

The red-hot success of recent IPOs by internet companies has investors feeling lucky. But like every bubble, Dot-Bomb version 2.0 will leave investors bruised and banker laughing. Here's how you can avoid getting burned, and cash in on the trends driving these stocks without taking on all the risk.

Last Week's Biggest Market Head-Scratchers

Wall Street can be fickle, leaving investors scratching their heads in bewilderment. Some of last week's biggest surprises, blunders, and flat-out boneheaded moves included Netflix's misguided pricing hike, ill-timed IPO announcements by Norwegian Cruise Lines and Zillow, and Trex going the way of Lumber Liquidators.

U.S. Home Values to Fall by $1.7 Trillion in 2010

U.S. homes will lose a total of $1.7 trillion in value in 2010, according to real estate site Zillow. The value lost this year will be 63% more than in 2009, and will take the total value lost since June 2006 to more than $9 trillion, Zillow said on its blog.

Survey: Homeowner Confidence Weakened in Second Quarter

A survey by real estate website Zillow.com showed homeowner confidence fell in the second quarter, with one-third saying that home prices had not yet touched bottom. Pessimism about home values in the near-term was worse than in the previous three quarters, Reuters reported. Thirty-three percent thought home values in their area would fall further, while 38% believed prices had already touched bottom.

Yahoo Hands Over Real Estate Listings to Zillow.com

Yahoo is handing over its listings of homes for sale and local real estate advertising to Zillow.com, a real estate website. Zillow will oversee a network that will place home for sale listings and real estate advertising on both Yahoo and Zillow.com, The Associated Press reported.