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A Look Back at Some of Bill Meehan's Columns



One of our voices has fallen silent.

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A Look Back at Some of Bill Meehan's Columns
Amid all this devastation, we have no word from Bill Meehan, a friend, colleague and regular contributor who was the chief market analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, whose offices were near the top of 1 World Trade Center.

It's very hard to choose a few of his best columns to highlight on this page. Bill was very accurate in many of his calls, but instead of selecting his most prescient market picks, we opted to link to some of the pieces in which his voice rang through most clearly. His regular readers know his signature style. A pop-culture fan, he quoted celebrities like Mr. T and Alfred E. Neuman almost as often as legendary market pros like Dick Arms.

His silence is a void we all feel, and his voice is sorely missed by us all.




  • Instructions for Life, Dec. 22, 2000
    If you have time to read no other columns, click on this one. It says a lot about him.

  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, Dec. 21, 2000
    Bill reflects on the information age before the dawn of a new year.

  • Skinny Tuesday: No Wild Party for Tech Stocks, Feb. 28, 2001
    This piece injects his renowned sense of humor into a tough market.

  • Dear Prudence, Greet the Brand-New Day, March 13, 2001
    Bill sends a message of hope amid the 'vicious' environment of the Street of Dreams.

  • Paradise Found? March 26, 2001
    After a celebratory day on Wall Street, Bill anticipates his Hawaiian getaway.

  • Time to Take on More Risk, April 5, 2001
    With no time to crow over his correct market call, Bill pens a missive while admiring a Hawaiian sunset.

  • A Time to Warn, a Time to Trade, May 30, 2001
    Bill gets philosophical while quoting Yogi Berra.

  • Watching Whether the SOX Will Hold Its Gains, June 8, 2001
    In spite of years of experience, he never missed the chance to learn something new -- and to admit it.

  • Looking for Reason on Wall Street? Keep Looking, July 20, 2001
    In the same column, he quotes Tom Siebel and Alfred E. Neuman without a pause.

  • Bottoms Up, but Hold the Bubbly, Aug. 3, 2001
    Calling a bottom comes back in vogue, and Bill points out the ironies.

  • It Could Be Worse, Sept. 10, 2001
    These are the last words we heard from Bill on our site, written a day before the tragedy.




    In lieu of flowers, the Meehan family asks that contributions be made to the Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation to help the families of the World Trade Center disaster. Please contact Phil Ginsberg, Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation, 101 Park Ave., 45th Floor, New York, NY 10178, or call 800-446-0500.

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