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Stronger than expected earnings boost stock prices

We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest. – Warren Buffett All three of the major stock averages hit record highs last week but only the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished in positive territory. The Nasdaq was so strong that it […]

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Stocks post modest gains on jobs report, improved economic data

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwed Jr., professional trader and author of the book Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? The major stock averages closed modestly higher […]

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Stocks plunge, rebound to end week slightly higher

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 S&P 500 Index went on a roller coaster ride last week, plunging more than 12% from its 2015 highs on Tuesday only to finish the week in […]

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Dow closes at record high as oil prices tumble

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. – Warren Buffett In a holiday-shortened week characterized by light trading volume and plunging oil prices, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index eked out modest gains with the Dow closing at yet another record high. […]

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Stocks at all-time highs on Fed comments

A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily. – Ben Bernanke The stock market resumed its record-setting ways last week as both the Dow Jones […]

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