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Strong jobs report lifts Dow, S&P 500 to record highs

The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders. – Peter Lynch After posting declines for the first three days last week, the stock market reversed course and ended the week with modest gains. In doing so, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index […]

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Dow rallies nearly 3% on strong Thanksgiving shopping results

Wall Street makes its money on activity… You make your money on inactivity. – Warren Buffett Strong retail sales over the long Thanksgiving weekend that culminated with Cyber Monday and high levels of consumer confidence enable the Dow Jones Industrial Average to break through the 24,000 barrier with a gain of almost 3% last week. […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs on earnings, holiday shopping optimism

Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process. – Benjamin Graham The stock market has historically been strong during Thanksgiving week and it did not disappoint investors this past week. Fueled by optimism that this will be a strong holiday shopping season, both the S&P 500 Index and the […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower despite continued strong earnings

I have probably purchased fifty hot tips in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. – Charles Schwab Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index posted their first two-week losing streak since August, the stock market showed its resiliency […]

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Strong momentum powers S&P 500 to record high

Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process. – Benjamin Graham Driven by continued strong momentum by the market’s best-performing stocks, all three of the major stock averages closed at record high levels last week. It was the eighth consecutive weekly gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and […]

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Strong technology earnings lift Nasdaq to all-time high

Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket…it’s part-ownership of a business. – Peter Lynch Strong earnings from several technology giants on Friday propelled the Nasdaq Composite Index to an all-time record high close and enabled the index to post a gain of over 2% for the day. The S&P […]

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Dow closes above 23,000 on strong quarterly earnings results

You need to have a passionate interest in why things are happening. That cast of mind, kept over long periods, gradually improves your ability to focus on reality. If you don’t have that cast of mind, you’re destined for failure even if you have a high I.Q. – Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Stocks close modestly higher as bank earnings strong

In Wall Street, the only thing that’s hard to explain is next week. – Louis Rukeyser The major stock averages consolidated recent gains last week and closed only modestly higher, with the Nasdaq Composite Index recording yet another all-time high and the S&P 500 and the Dow setting intra-day highs. Led by the financials. third […]

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Stocks post strong gains as optimism over tax reform grows

As long as you enjoy investing, you’ll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game. That’s why I try to make the show entertaining, because if you aren’t interested, you’ll either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt. – […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high over optimism on tax reform

Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy. – John Bogle Someone forgot to tell investors that the month of September has historically been one of the poorest months for the stock market. All of the talk that the market was long overdue for a correction fell on deaf ears as the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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