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Category Archives: Corporate Earnings

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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Despite modest losses for the week, S&P 500 gains nearly 7% in June

Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages closed modestly lower last week as investors nervously awaited the outcome of the meeting between President Donald Trump […]

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Dow falls for 6th straight week on trade war fears

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value. – Warren Buffett Trade tensions continued to take their toll on the stock market last week as all three major averages closed lower. For the […]

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Stocks close lower as trade tensions with China continue

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 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fifth consecutive week as the market continues to be held hostage by ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. […]

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Stocks close lower as China retaliates in ongoing trade war

There’s never been a market timer on the Forbes richest people in the world list. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch The stock market experienced its worst day since early January last Monday and wound up closing modestly lower for […]

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S&P 500 declines 2.2% as U.S.-China trade talks end without a deal

I learned early that there is nothing new in Wall Street. There can’t be because speculation is as old as the hills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happened before and will happen again. I’ve never forgotten that. – Jesse Livermore With first quarter earnings season winding down and no significant economic data […]

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Stocks little changed despite strong jobs data, earnings results

Our emotions cause us to plunge into stocks at their euphoric highs, and to bail out as they reach depressing lows – precisely the opposite of what the cool logic of common sense would prescribe. – John Bogle There was no shortage of potential market-moving news and data last week with additional first quarter earnings […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs on earnings, strong GDP growth

Emotional control is the most essential factor in playing the market. Never lose control of your emotions when the market moves against you. Don’t get too confident over your wins or too despondent over your losses. – Jesse Livermore, American investor and one of the greatest stock traders of all time With continued strong corporate […]

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Despite strong first quarter earnings, S&P 500 closes flat

Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. – Warren Buffett Even though first quarter earnings results continued to be mostly positive last week, the stock market barely budged as trading volumes were light and volatility was absent. While the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index posted a modest gain, […]

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