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S&P 500 gains 1% as U.S.-China trade tensions ease

The only true test of whether a stock is “cheap” or “high” is not its current price in relation to some former price, no matter how accustomed we may have become to that former price, but whether the company’s fundamentals are significantly more or less favorable than the current financial-community appraisal of that stock. – […]

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S&P 500 posts second straight week of gains as trade sentiment improves

The United States isn’t an island. We’re part of the global economy. What happens in the rest of the world affects the United States. – Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Chair For the second consecutive week, the stock market posted solid gains and it marked the first back-to-back winning streak since July. The three major […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs on earnings, probable Fed rate cut

“Prices are too high” is far from synonymous with “The next move will be downward.” Things can be overpriced and stay that way for a long time…or become far more so. – Howard Marks Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at record highs last week as a wide range of […]

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Positive start to earnings season fails to lift stocks

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 Despite mostly positive quarterly earnings reports, particularly from the banks, and some favorable economic data […]

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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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S&P 500 hits record high as Fed hints at possible rate cuts

Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much  your grass grows in a week?- Christopher Browne, was former manager of mutual fund company Tweedy Browne and legendary value investor The month of May seems like a distant memory now after the S&P 500 Index closed […]

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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 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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