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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Ahead of Fed meeting, stocks gain on favorable inflation data

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower as earnings, economic data mixed

In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions all you have to do is wait a while. – Low Simpson, former chief investment officer for Geico, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Quarterly corporate earnings and economic data were decidedly mixed last week and that is […]

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Stocks rise as inflation data continues to improve

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stocks, not selling advice. – Norman Ralph Augustine Better than expected inflation data was just what the stock market needed last week and the major averages responded with gains across the board. The S&P 500 Index climbed nearly 3% while the Nasdaq Composite Index […]

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Stocks post gains after favorable December jobs report

By developing your discipline and courage, you can refuse to let other people’s mood swings govern your financial destiny. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave. – Benjamin Graham Thanks to a strong rebound in stock prices on Friday after the release of a favorable December jobs […]

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Stocks close modestly lower to end a dismal year

Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages. – Warren Buffett Although the official Santa Claus rally period doesn’t officially end until after the first two trading days of the new year, it looks like the Grinch may instead steal any happiness that investors may have enjoyed in an […]

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