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Author Archives: William Lynch

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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Stocks rebound despite trade uncertainty and recession fears

  The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation. – Seth Klarman In the face of continued trade uncertainty with China and renewed recession fears, the major stock averages rallied last week for their best performance since June. The S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as China announced that it would […]

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Stocks close lower as China trade war tensions escalate

Outperforming the majority of investors requires doing what they are not doing. Buying when others have despaired, not selling when they are full of hope, takes fortitude. – John Templeton What looked like solid gains for the major stock averages through Thursday last week turned into losses of at least 1% as President Trump took […]

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Stocks close lower in volatile week on trade war fears

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham In a wild week on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 Index plunge 3% on Monday, the stock market managed to claw its way back and end […]

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S&P 500 drops 3.1% as trade war with China escalates

Owning the stock market over the long term is a winner’s game, but attempting to beat the market is a loser’s game. – John Bogle After closing at record highs the previous week, fortunes turned for both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index last week as both benchmarks suffered their worst performance […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs on earnings, probable Fed rate cut

“Prices are too high” is far from synonymous with “The next move will be downward.” Things can be overpriced and stay that way for a long time…or become far more so. – Howard Marks Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at record highs last week as a wide range of […]

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Positive start to earnings season fails to lift stocks

The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich. – Charles Henry Dow Despite mostly positive quarterly earnings reports, particularly from the banks, and some favorable economic data […]

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Stocks close at record highs as Fed rate cut appears imminent

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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Stocks post solid gains on U.S.- China trade truce, more talks

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during a long bull market. – Ron Chernow, American writer and journalist Despite the fact that President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping did not reach a […]

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