Throughout the trading week on Stockpickr Answers, investing professionals answer questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community.

Thursday, Jonathan Heller and Steve Birenberg ( RealMoney contributors) responded to a round of timely questions.

Here's a snapshot of that Q&A.

  • Are we going to have one of those days like yesterday when the market resembles a quant trainee's simulated "play game"?
  • Heller: Is certainly starting to look that way with S&P 500 and Dow now in positive territory, while the Russell 2000 is heading there. To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.

  • In my relentless search for net/nets, I have come across quite a few that I like. However, there are a few of them that are heavily shorted (two have over 30% of their float shorted). I know shorts are usually pretty smart, so it is causing me to second guess my analysis... Any thoughts on this?
  • Heller: It would certainly depend on the company, and in thecase of net/nets, what the assets look like. To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.

  • The market sure is hanging a large part of its collective hat on mark-to-market accounting reform. We've rallied pretty hard up to this point on this news... If this was such an elixir, why has the government waited seven to eight months into this crisis to address this issue publicly?
  • Birenberg: I don't know why it took this long to get to M2M reform... However, this rally is more than M2M. Starting with the Citi ( C) news and then followed up by today's stats, there is beginning to be some balance in the outlook. To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.

    Who's scheduled to be on Stockpickr Answers next?

    Friday, Mar. 13: David Peltier

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