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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Strong earnings not enough to halt stock market’s slide

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings – assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow or next week is only a distraction. – Peter Lynch […]

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S&P 500 ends volatile week flat despite strong earnings

You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing. – Warren Buffett If you like the thrill […]

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Stocks plunge on rising interest rate and trade war fears

The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The stock market continued its downward slide last week as fears of higher interest rates, rising bond yields and ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China took their toll. The Nasdaq Composite Index suffered the greatest amount […]

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Stocks drop as strong economic data cause bond yields to surge

The stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to the noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson After a strong […]

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Stocks close lower on Fed rate hike, trade war fears

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit. – Peter Lynch A combination of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and implementation of tariffs between the U.S. and China were enough to send stocks lower for the week. […]

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