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Category Archives: Fixed Income

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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Dow falls for 6th straight week on trade war fears

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value. – Warren Buffett Trade tensions continued to take their toll on the stock market last week as all three major averages closed lower. For the […]

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Stocks close lower as China retaliates in ongoing trade war

There’s never been a market timer on the Forbes richest people in the world list. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch The stock market experienced its worst day since early January last Monday and wound up closing modestly lower for […]

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S&P 500 declines 2.2% as U.S.-China trade talks end without a deal

I learned early that there is nothing new in Wall Street. There can’t be because speculation is as old as the hills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happened before and will happen again. I’ve never forgotten that. – Jesse Livermore With first quarter earnings season winding down and no significant economic data […]

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Stocks end week on sour note as recession fears resurface

I call investing the greatest business in the world…because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! And nobody calls a strike on you. There’s no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when […]

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Stocks rebound strongly despite geopolitical headwinds

In trading you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money. – Ray Dalio, American investor and hedge fund manager Stocks resumed their upward climb last week after […]

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Dow up 8th straight week on optimism over China trade deal

Buy a stock the way you would buy a home. Understand and like it such that you’d be content in the absence of any market. – Warren Buffett All three major stock averages posted solid gains last week despite weaker than expected economic data and mixed quarterly earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed […]

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Stocks close higher on strong December jobs report, easing recession fears

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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Stocks post steep losses on trade worries, economic slowdown fears

Anything can happen in the stock market and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you’re still around to play the next day. – Warren Buffett In a week to forget, all of the major stock averages suffered steep losses, making it the worst start in the […]

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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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