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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Major stock averages at record highs as Dow closes above 20,000

Interestingly, we have beaten the market quite handsomely over this time frame, although beating the market has never been our objective. Rather, we have consistently tried not to lose money and, in doing so, have not only protected on the downside but also outperformed on the upside. – Seth Klarman Good things come to those […]

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Strong earnings fail to lift stocks as President Trump is sworn in

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and a satisfactory return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham Despite positive economic data and strong quarterly earnings reports, the major stock averages barely budged and ended the week modestly lower. The focus for investors was primarily on […]

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Rally in stocks stalls despite strong earnings, positive economic data

We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we’ll wait, we’ll wait indefinitely. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages were mixed last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index edged lower while the Nasdaq Composite Index bucked the trend and rose 1%, closing […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high on positive economic data

The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for. – John Bogle The Dow Jones Industrial Average came within one point of reaching the 20,000 milestone on Friday before falling back and ending the day at […]

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Stocks close lower but S&P 500 posts 12% return for 2016

The hard part is discipline, patience, and judgment. Investors need discipline to avoid the many unattractive pitches that are thrown, patience to wait for the right pitch, and judgment to know when it is time to swing. – Seth Klarman In a year that was characterized by surprises and unpredictable events, it should probably be […]

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