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Category Archives: Elections

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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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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Nasdaq surges nearly 4% on strong technology earnings

The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich. – Charles Henry Dow Strong quarterly earnings from the biggest technology companies last week and dovish comments from the […]

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Prospect of impeachment & more trade uncertainty sink stocks

Great investors are not unemotional but are inversely emotional – they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried. – Bill Miller The stock market declined for the second straight week as investors became unnerved by continued trade uncertainty with China as well as new political uncertainty over an […]

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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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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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