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S&P 500 ends volatile week flat despite strong earnings

You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing. – Warren Buffett If you like the thrill […]

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Stocks close lower on Fed rate hike, trade war fears

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit. – Peter Lynch A combination of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and implementation of tariffs between the U.S. and China were enough to send stocks lower for the week. […]

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Stocks post gains on positive economic data

The investor’s chief problem – and his worst enemy – is likely to be himself. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave – Benjamin Graham Despite ongoing threats of increased tariffs on China, stocks rebounded last week with healthy gains as a plethora of economic data was […]

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S&P 500 closes flat as strong earnings offset by trade war fears

It would be wonderful if we could avoid the common setbacks with timely exits. – Peter Lynch It was a tug of war last week between second quarter corporate earnings reports on one side and continued talk of increased tariffs and trade war fears on the other side. When the markets finally closed on Friday, […]

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Stocks overcome trade war fears to post solid gains

Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future. – Warren Buffett The stock market overcame persistent trade war fears last week to post solid gains as the second quarter earnings season began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to climb back above the 25,000 level, the […]

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S&P 500 closes flat despite several potentially market-moving events

The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything – you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing, you bum!” – Warren Buffett Between the North Korean summit meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the […]

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Strong momentum lifts Dow nearly 3% ahead of N. Korean summit meeting

The most dangerous thing is to buy something at the peak of its popularity. At that point, all favorable facts and opinions are already factored into its price and no new buyers are left to emerge. – Howard Marks The stock market continued its momentum from the unexpectedly strong May employment report to post solid […]

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Despite strong quarterly earnings, S&P 500 closes flat

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. – Warren Buffett Despite continued strong first quarter corporate earnings reports and positive economic data, the major stock averages were little changed last week. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed modestly lower while […]

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Stocks lose momentum but still manage to post modest gains for week

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy. Profit from folly rather than participate in it. – Warren Buffett What started as a promising week for the stock market ended with a fizzle as stocks sold off on Thursday and Friday and nearly wiped out the earlier gains. Strong earnings were the […]

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Stocks surge on strong February jobs data

It’s not always easy to do what’s not popular, but that’s where you make your money. Buy stocks that look bad to less careful investors and hang on until their real value is recognized. – John Neff, American investor and former manager of Vanguard’s Windsor Fund The stock market celebrated the ninth anniversary of the […]

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