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2012’s Best of Wall Street Myth Busting

As you know, for the rest of the year, we’ve been taking a look back at our best research of 2012.

We’ve already covered the most popular overall, the best video posts and the hottest Friday Chart editions of the year.

For today, we’re taking a moment to reflect on a theme that I often cover at Wall Street Daily: Busting Wall Street’s most widely accepted (and inaccurate) wisdom. So without further ado, here are this year’s top myth-busting posts…

Top 5 Myth-Busting Articles

Killer Mythbuster #5: The Truth About First-Quarter Earnings

Back in April, I provided some much-needed clarity on earnings expectations and the three statistics you should focus on each quarter. The insights could come in handy in 2013, as well.

Killer Mythbuster #4: The Straight Dope: Why Low Interest Rates Won’t Magically Stimulate the Economy

In September, I proved that even if QE3 reinvigorates consumer spending, it won’t magically cure all our economic woes as some people like to think.

Killer Mythbuster #3: The Biggest (and Most Harmful) Lie on Wall Street

Wall Street has been telling us this whopper for years: “Higher risk equals higher return.” Well, last month, I set the record straight and showed how to keep your money out of harm’s way.

Killer Mythbuster #2: The Biggest Myth About Solar Power

I explained in October why it’s a terrible time to invest in solar stocks – despite what you may think or might have heard on Wall Street.

Killer Mythbuster #1: The Biggest Myth About Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff

It’s no surprise that this article has garnered the most attention this year. I recently showed why investors are making a big mistake by bailing on stocks because of the threat of higher taxes.

Well, that does it for our review of this year’s hottest Wall Street Daily articles. Hope you enjoyed the recap. And here’s to many more killer posts in 2013.

Happy New Year!

Ahead of the tape,

Louis Basenese