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Monthly Archives: August 2018

S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite hit record highs on continued strong earnings

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwend Jr., American stock broker turned author and best known for his book, Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Both the S&P […]

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S&P 500 closes higher on optimism over U.S. and China trade talks

One of my greatest complaints about forecasters is that they seem to ignore their own records. The amazing thing to me is that these people will go on making predictions with a straight face, and the media will continue to carry them. – Howard Marks The Dow Jones Industrial Average brushed aside worries over Turkey’s […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower after plunge in Turkey’s currency

It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. – Charlie Munger The major stock averages were headed for solid gains last week before news broke on Friday that the […]

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S&P 500 closes higher for fifth consecutive week on strong earnings

There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t know. – John Kenneth Galbraith The Nasdaq Composite Index snapped its two-week losing streak as Apple topped earnings and revenue expectations while the S&P 500 Index closed higher for the fifth consecutive week on continued strong corporate earnings […]

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