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Category Archives: Fixed Income

S&P 500 falls nearly 3% as Covid-19 cases increase

I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to studying and working on the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct. – Burton Malkiel, professor emeritus of economics at Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street The stock market picked up last week where it had […]

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Stocks gain on Fed policy announcement, strong retail sales

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham It was a tale of two markets this past week but when the closing […]

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Stocks add to gains despite weak bank earnings and dismal economic data

You get recessions, you get stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you are not ready and you will not do well in the markets. – Peter Lynch The stock market added to its double-digit gains from the previous week despite grim economic data and weak first quarter earnings from […]

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Stocks rally despite grim economic news

Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. – Warren Buffett Just when investors thought the news could not get any worse with regard to the coronavirus and the economy, the stock market rebounded to post its best weekly performance since 1974. […]

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S&P 500 surges as Congress passes $2.2 trillion economic relief bill

It’s just your money. It’s not your life. The figures on a broker’s report mean little compared to that. The people who loved you a week ago still love you today. – Louis Rukeyser, American financial columnist and television commentator, referring to Black Monday on October 19, 1987 On the backs of a $2.2 trillion […]

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Stocks drop as economic outlook worsens due to coronavirus fears

When you have identified your long-term objectives, defined your tolerance for risk, and carefully selected an index fund or a small number of actively managed funds that meet your goals, stay the course. Hold tight. Complicating the investment process merely clutters the mind, too often bringing emotion into a financial plan that cries out for […]

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Coronavirus fears lead to wild market swings, S&P 500 posts modest gains

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Stocks defy gravity, rise again despite coronavirus fears

People who succeed in the stock market also accept periodic losses, setbacks and unexpected occurrences. Calamitous drops do not scare them out of the game. – Peter Lynch The stock market shrugged off a surge in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and posted healthy gains for the second consecutive week. The biggest winner was […]

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Dow drops 2.5% as fears rise over spread of coronavirus

A market downturn doesn’t bother us. It is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices. – Warren Buffett Investors succumbed to fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China last week and the major stock averages all closed lower, with losses ranging from 2.5% for the […]

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Stocks rally after strong jobs report to erase steep losses

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill In a dramatic turnaround, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 337 points on Friday and nearly erased a 370-point deficit from earlier in the week, closing lower by just 36 points or 0.1%. The S&P 500 […]

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