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Author Archives: William Lynch

Dow falls for 7th straight week as inflation data remains hot

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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Stocks close lower after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell. – Sir John Templeton   The stock market took investors on another wild roller coaster ride last week and when the ride came to an end on Friday, both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks slide after disappointing earnings from Big Tech

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions – Seth Klarman It was another big week for quarterly earnings and, for the most part, the news continued to be favorable as about half of S&P 500 companies have reported so far with […]

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Higher interest rates and a hawkish Fed sink stocks

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 Although first quarter corporate earnings continued to be mostly better than expected last week, the stock market didn’t seem to […]

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Stocks drop as inflation data surges, interest rates rise

Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what’s actually happening to the companies in which you have invested. – Peter Lynch Despite mostly better than expected earnings from the big money center banks last week, the major stock averages all […]

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Rising bond yields and Fed minutes send stocks lower

  The whole secret to winning big in the stock market is not to be right all the time, but to lose the least amount possible when you’re wrong. – William J. O’Neil, a noted investor, stockbroker and author  Hawkish comments by Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard and minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting […]

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Stocks close mixed as interest rates rise, yield curve inverts

  In history, the evidence is overwhelming: Stock market bottoms happen and then stocks jolt upwards while the economy keeps getting worse – sometimes by a lot and for a long time. – Kenneth Fisher The stock market was decidedly mixed last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, the S&P 500 Index […]

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Stocks rally despite war in Ukraine, record high inflation

If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume. – Benjamin Graham Despite the escalation of the war in Ukraine by Russia and a Federal Reserve interest rate hike last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke its five-week losing streak and posted […]

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Dow falls for 5th straight week as war in Ukraine drags on

To make money in stocks you must have the vision to see them, the courage to buy them and the patience to hold them. – Thomas Phelps It was another losing week for stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average entered into correction territory, defined as a decline of more than 10% from its all-time […]

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Stocks continue to decline as Russia-Ukraine war intensifies

 The stock market is a battlefield. Always remember to survive in the game first. Only those that survive the battle can enjoy the spoils of the war. – Benjamin Lee The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fourth consecutive week and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index plunged nearly 3% as Russian forces escalated their […]

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