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Category Archives: Covid-19

Stocks fall despite strong earnings as Covid-19 cases rise

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 adviser and veteran value investor Both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones […]

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S&P 500 closes slightly higher despite surge in Covid-19 cases

When things are going well and prices are high, investors rush to buy, forgetting all prudence. Then, when there’s chaos all around and assets are on the bargain counter, they lose all willingness to bear risk and rush to sell. And it will ever be so. – Howard Marks The stock market was able to […]

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Stocks surge on stimulus bill hopes, treatments for virus

The investor who permits himself to be stampeded or unduly worried by unjustified market declines in his holdings is perversely transforming his basic advantage into a basic disadvantage. – Benjamin Graham The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for the second consecutive week as investors remained hopeful that another economic relief bill would be passed and […]

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S&P 500 snaps four-week losing streak on positive economic data

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience and perseverance. – John Bogle The S&P 500 Index snapped its four-week losing streak last week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite Index also advanced despite a continued stalemate in […]

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S&P 500 declines for 4th straight week as uncertainties mount

It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend. Those who invest only when commentators are upbeat end up paying a heavy price for meaningless reassurance. – Warren Buffett The stock market ended the week on a high note with a strong rally on Friday but it wasn’t enough […]

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Stocks close modestly lower as uncertainty over economic recovery increases

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term returns – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle The stock market continued its downward trajectory for the […]

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Tech stocks lead market lower for second straight week

I can’t recall ever once having seen the name of a market timer on Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch For the second consecutive week, all of the major stock […]

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Technology stocks lead market lower as S&P 500 falls over 2%

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Dow erases losses for year as stocks continue their torrid rally

Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its torrid rally last week as the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index reached new all-time highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its losses for the […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high on strong economic data, earnings

It’s best to divide your money among three or four types of stock funds (growth, value, emerging growth, etc.) so you’ll always have some money invested in the most profitable sector of the market. – Peter Lynch After hitting an all-time high on February 19th and then plunging over 30% to an intraday low below […]

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