Remember when Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER) was bullish on America? Remember when America was bullish on Merrill Lynch? Six months ago we took a look at the full-service giant in transition.
Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMF Edible) was optimistic. Bill Barker (TMF Max) was not. The Foolish Voters sided with Bill and his bleak outlook for Merrill as it tries to morph into a more consumer-oriented broker with an online life. It was close. The shares fell just 3.2% in that time.
Victory? Bill Barker and our Voting Fools. Congrats!
Revisit The Wise Guys - Merrill Lynch Duel May 5, 1999
Dueling Fools Standings
Selena Maranjian (TMF Selena) 1-0 David Marino-Nachison (TMF Braden) 1-0 Chris Rugaber (TMF RFK) 7-2 Bill Barker (TMF Max) 6-3 Yi-Hsin Chang (TMF Puck) 5-3 Voting Fools 37-19 Guest Duelists 16-11 Jeff Fischer (TMF Jeff) 3-3 Warren Gump (TMF Gump) 2-2 Paul Larson (TMF Parlay) 8-12 Rick Munarriz (TMF Edible) 7-11 David Forrest (TMF Bogey) 2-5 Brian Graney (TMF Panic) 0-1 Matt Richey (TMF Verve) 0-1
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