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Stocks post solid gains on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks

The stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that would surround any particular investment. – John Paulson The stock market continued […]

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Stocks close higher on strong December jobs report, easing recession fears

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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Stocks rebound strongly in a volatile week of trading

The message is clear – in the long run, stock returns depend almost entirely on the reality of the investment returns earned by our corporations. The perception of investors, reflected by the speculative returns, counts for little. It is economics that controls long-term equity returns; emotions, so dominant in the short-term, dissolve. – John Bogle […]

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Stocks close lower on fears of slower global economic growth

Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what is actually happening to the companies in which you’ve invested. – Peter Lynch In another volatile week for the stock market, the S&P 500 Index closed lower and has now lost nearly […]

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Stocks post steep losses on trade worries, economic slowdown fears

Anything can happen in the stock market and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you’re still around to play the next day. – Warren Buffett In a week to forget, all of the major stock averages suffered steep losses, making it the worst start in the […]

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Stocks surge on dovish remarks by Fed Chairman Powell

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, American investor and former manager of the Vanguard Windsor Fund What a difference a week makes. After suffering […]

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S&P 500 falls nearly 4% as investor sentiment turns negative

Investors must keep in mind that there’s a difference between a good company and a good stock. After all, you can buy a good car but pay too much for it. – Richard Thaler, American economist In the worst Thanksgiving week decline since 2011, all of the major stock averages were down more than 3%, […]

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S&P 500 closes lower on trade concerns, Fed policy worries

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 who founded Third Avenue Funds The stock market’s two-week winning streak came to […]

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Stocks rebound strongly but market faces many uncertainties

In reality, no one knows what the market will do; trying to predict it is a waste of time, and investing based upon that prediction is a speculative undertaking. – Seth Klarman, American hedge fund manager The uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the mid-term elections was lifted on Tuesday and the stock market rebounded with […]

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Stocks rebound for week but pare gains after strong jobs report

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 the long bull market. – Ron Chernow, American writer, journalist and historian All three major stock averages rebounded strongly last week with gains of more than 2% […]

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