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Category Archives: Economy

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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Stocks close modestly higher as first quarter earnings season begins

One of my greatest complaints about forecasters is that they seem to ignore their own records. The amazing thing to me is that these people will go on making predictions with a straight face, and the media will continue to carry them. – Howard Marks, American investor and founder of Oaktree Capital Management In anticipation […]

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Stocks surge on strong March jobs data, trade optimism

On the other hand, investing is a unique kind of casino – one where you cannot lose in the end, so long as you play only by the rules that put the odds squarely in your favor. – Benjamin Graham On the heels of a better than expected employment report in March, all three major […]

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Stocks end week on sour note as recession fears resurface

I call investing the greatest business in the world…because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! And nobody calls a strike on you. There’s no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when […]

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Stocks rebound strongly despite geopolitical headwinds

In trading you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money. – Ray Dalio, American investor and hedge fund manager Stocks resumed their upward climb last week after […]

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Stocks tumble on weak jobs data, slowing global growth fears

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. – Benjamin Graham After posting solid gains in the first two months of the […]

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S&P 500 closes above 2,800 over progress in U.S. & China trade talks

Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it. The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be himself. – Benjamin Graham In another week marked by conflicting signals from the economy and mixed messages on the geopolitical […]

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