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Monthly Archives: September 2017

S&P 500 closes flat as Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

You can become, to an enormous degree, the person you want to be. – Warren Buffett Although there was a plethora of newsworthy items and economic data last week, the major stock averages barely budged and ended the week at almost the same levels where they began. The S&P 500 Index rose only two points […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high of 2,500 on renewed optimism for tax reform

If you don’t study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at the cards. – Peter Lynch All three of the major stock averages rebounded strongly last week and closed at least 1.4% higher as several catalysts seemed to fuel the […]

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma take wind out of stocks, close modestly lower

The game of life is the game of everlasting learning. At least it is if you want to win. – Charlie Munger The month of September has historically been one of the worst performing months of the year and if last week’s market action is any indication, that trend could continue. All three of the […]

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Stocks overcome rising tensions with North Korea, rally to end week higher

In recent years, annual trading in stocks – necessarily creating, by reason of the transaction costs involved, negative value for traders – averaged some $33 trillion. But capital formation – that is, directing fresh investment capital to its highest and best uses, such as new businesses, new technology, medical breakthroughs and modern plant and equipment […]

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