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Author Archives: William Lynch

Trade deal optimism propels Dow over 28,000, a new all-time high

Other people’s fear is your friend, because it drives the price of stocks down. Your own fear is your enemy. – Warren Buffett The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 28,000 for the first time ever last week and in doing so, established a new all-time high. Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq […]

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Fed rate cut & strong jobs data send S&P 500 to record high

When it comes to investing, we want our money to grow with the highest rates of return, and the lowest risk possible. While there are no shortcuts to getting rich, there are smart ways to go about it. – Phil Town, hedge fund manager and author All three major stock averages closed at record highs […]

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Strong earnings, trade optimism lift S&P 500 close to its all-time high

What seems too high and risky to the majority generally goes higher and what seems low and cheap generally goes lower. – William O’Neil, American entrepreneur, stock broker and writer The S&P 500 Index closed higher for the third consecutive week and came within three points of its record high close set back on July […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly higher on strong bank quarterly earnings

Based on my own personal experience – both as an investor in recent years and an expert witness in years past – rarely do more than three or four variables really count. Everything else is noise. – Martin Whitman, American investment advisor and founder of Third Avenue Management The major stock averages closed mixed last […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly higher on partial U.S.-China trade deal

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble…to give way to hope, fear and greed. – Benjamin Graham Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China resumed last week and when the talks […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower in volatile week of trading

October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. – Mark Twain The month of October has historically been one of the most volatile months of the year and this past week lived up to this […]

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Prospect of impeachment & more trade uncertainty sink stocks

Great investors are not unemotional but are inversely emotional – they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried. – Bill Miller The stock market declined for the second straight week as investors became unnerved by continued trade uncertainty with China as well as new political uncertainty over an […]

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S&P 500 falls as trade war uncertainty trumps Fed rate cut

The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table. – Warren Buffett Once again it was trade-related tensions with China that ultimately determined whether or not the stock market was positive or negative last week. Through the close […]

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S&P 500 gains 1% as U.S.-China trade tensions ease

The only true test of whether a stock is “cheap” or “high” is not its current price in relation to some former price, no matter how accustomed we may have become to that former price, but whether the company’s fundamentals are significantly more or less favorable than the current financial-community appraisal of that stock. – […]

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S&P 500 posts second straight week of gains as trade sentiment improves

The United States isn’t an island. We’re part of the global economy. What happens in the rest of the world affects the United States. – Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Chair For the second consecutive week, the stock market posted solid gains and it marked the first back-to-back winning streak since July. The three major […]

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