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Stocks overcome trade war fears to post solid gains

Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future. – Warren Buffett The stock market overcame persistent trade war fears last week to post solid gains as the second quarter earnings season began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to climb back above the 25,000 level, the […]

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Major stock averages post gains as strong jobs report trumps trade war fears

People who succeed in the stock market also accept periodic losses, setbacks and unexpected occurrences. Calamitous drops do not scare them out of the game. – Peter Lynch In a holiday-shortened week, all three major stock averages rebounded with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index turning in the best performance with a gain of over 2%. […]

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Stocks close lower on continued trade war fears

The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to end the second quarter with a gain of nearly 300 points on Friday but the rally fizzled in the last hour of trading and the index managed a gain of […]

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Trade war fears rattle the stock market, Dow falls 2%

It’s not always easy to do what’s not popular but that’s where you make your money. Buy stocks that look bad to less careful investors and hang on until their real value is recognized. – John Neff, former fund manager of the Vanguard Windsor Fund The Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped its 8-day losing streak […]

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S&P 500 closes flat despite several potentially market-moving events

The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything – you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing, you bum!” – Warren Buffett Between the North Korean summit meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the […]

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Strong momentum lifts Dow nearly 3% ahead of N. Korean summit meeting

The most dangerous thing is to buy something at the peak of its popularity. At that point, all favorable facts and opinions are already factored into its price and no new buyers are left to emerge. – Howard Marks The stock market continued its momentum from the unexpectedly strong May employment report to post solid […]

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Strong jobs report overshadows trade war fears 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, American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones Stocks continued to be whipsawed by geopolitical news last […]

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Stocks post modest gains despite geopolitical concerns

  As in roulette, same is true of the stock trader, who will find that the expense of trading weights the dice heavily against him. – Benjamin Graham Geopolitical news dominated the headlines last week and when the markets finally closed on Friday, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed […]

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Stocks post modest losses as 10-year Treasury yield rises to 3.07%

If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%. – Warren Buffett In a relatively quiet and uneventful week, stocks gave back some of the solid gains from the previous week as all three of the major stock averages posted modest losses. […]

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S&P 500 climbs 2.4% as investors downplay geopolitical risks

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions. – Seth Klarman                                                   Stocks finally woke up from their […]

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