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S&P 500 gains 2% in another volatile week

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are euphorically buying takes the greatest courage, but provides the greatest profit. – John Templeton Stock market volatility continued again last week as nervous markets were taken on a roller coaster ride over geopolitical uncertainty with regard to Syria and trade war fears […]

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S&P 500 Index plunges 6% as trade war fears with China escalate

The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. – Warren Buffett The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its largest decline since January 2016 […]

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Stocks close lower on trade war fears, political turmoil

To be an investor you must be a believer in a better tomorrow. – Benjamin Graham The stock market seems to be climbing a wall of worry and last week it suffered a mild setback as all of the major stock averages fell at least 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the biggest loser […]

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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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S&P 500 sheds 2% on interest rate fears, tariffs

It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. – Warren Buffett Although the S&P 500 posted gains on Monday and Friday of last week, they weren’t sizable enough to overcome the losses suffered in the middle of the week and the benchmark index […]

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Stocks ride roller coaster to post modest gains as Treasury yields fall

Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson, American investor and hedge fund manager The major stock averages took investors on a […]

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S&P 500 falls another 5%, in correction territory

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. – John Bogle The carnage continued on Wall Street last week as all three […]

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S&P 500 plunges nearly 4% on rising interest rate fears

Your success in investing will depend, in part, on your character and guts and, in part, on your ability to realize at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too shall pass. – John Bogle Investors were given a harsh reminder last week that stocks can go down as well […]

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Strong earnings boost major averages to fresh all-time highs

Never adopt permanently any type of asset or any selection method. Try to stay flexible, open-minded and skeptical. – John Templeton As if to sound like a broken record, the stock market rose again last week and has not suffered a down week yet this year. All three major averages surged at least 2% and […]

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Dow closes above 26,000 as financials post strong quarterly earnings

Investors should always keep in mind that the most important metric is not the returns achieved but the returns weighed against the risks incurred. Ultimately, nothing should be more important to investors than the ability to sleep soundly at night. – Seth Klarman Stocks continued to defy the laws of gravity as all three major […]

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