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Author Archives: William Lynch

S&P 500 falls another 5%, in correction territory

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. – John Bogle The carnage continued on Wall Street last week as all three […]

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S&P 500 plunges nearly 4% on rising interest rate fears

Your success in investing will depend, in part, on your character and guts and, in part, on your ability to realize at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too shall pass. – John Bogle Investors were given a harsh reminder last week that stocks can go down as well […]

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Strong earnings boost major averages to fresh all-time highs

Never adopt permanently any type of asset or any selection method. Try to stay flexible, open-minded and skeptical. – John Templeton As if to sound like a broken record, the stock market rose again last week and has not suffered a down week yet this year. All three major averages surged at least 2% and […]

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Dow closes above 26,000 as financials post strong quarterly earnings

Investors should always keep in mind that the most important metric is not the returns achieved but the returns weighed against the risks incurred. Ultimately, nothing should be more important to investors than the ability to sleep soundly at night. – Seth Klarman Stocks continued to defy the laws of gravity as all three major […]

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Dow climbs 507 points or 2% to close at another record high

The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its torrid pace to start the new year with all three of the major averages posting solid gains and closing at record highs. The best performer was […]

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Stocks strong as Dow shatters 25,000 level, Nasdaq closes above 7,000

The boom and the bust were normal – just two more swings in stock returns over the past century. Reversion to the mean is the iron rule of the financial markets. – John Bogle The stock market picked up this past week where it left off last year as all three major stock averages closed […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower but posts 19% gain for the year

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. – Warren Buffett Although the stock market limped to the finish line by posting modest losses last week, all three major averages ended in positive territory in December and recorded impressive gains for the year. December has historically been the […]

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Stocks close modestly higher as Congress passes tax reform

While enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster. – Benjamin Graham Despite a wealth of news and economic data last week that was mostly positive, the three major stock averages closed only modestly higher. For the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index, […]

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Major stock averages close at record highs on tax reform news

The only time to buy that which you don’t understand is on the day with no Y in it. – Warren Buffett All three of the major stock averages closed at record highs last week as the odds that the Republicans would pass a tax reform package increased substantially. While there was some doubt as […]

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Strong jobs report lifts Dow, S&P 500 to record highs

The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders. – Peter Lynch After posting declines for the first three days last week, the stock market reversed course and ended the week with modest gains. In doing so, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index […]

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