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Category Archives: Elections

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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Stocks plunge on rising interest rate and trade war fears

The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The stock market continued its downward slide last week as fears of higher interest rates, rising bond yields and ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China took their toll. The Nasdaq Composite Index suffered the greatest amount […]

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S&P 500 closes slightly lower on weak retail earnings

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson The stock market’s three-week winning streak came to an end last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks post solid gains on positive earnings, guidance

In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses – How to Value a Business and How to Think about Market Prices. Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a reasonable price, a part interest in an easily understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher […]

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Stocks rebound on positive earnings reports, possible tax cuts

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein After posting losses for the last two weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both rebounded with modest gains while the Nasdaq Composite Index hit an all-time on Thursday and ended the week up […]

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Trump victory propels Dow to a record high

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. – Donald Trump The S&P 500 […]

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Election fears weigh on stocks, S&P 500 down 1.9%

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. – Warren Buffett The S&P 500 Index fell nearly 2% last week and was […]

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Stocks post modest losses on new FBI probe

All intelligent investing is value investing – acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock. – Charlie Munger News on Friday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails caused stocks to drop and left the major stock averages […]

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Stocks post modest losses on concern over earnings

To be an investor you must be a believer in a better tomorrow. – Benjamin Graham Stocks posted modest losses for the second consecutive week as uncertainty over the third quarter earnings season, the upcoming presidential election and the timing of the next Federal Reserve interest rate hike seemed to rattle investors. The S&P 500 […]

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