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Category Archives: Fixed Income

Strong bank earnings propel stock market higher

If there is one common theme to the vast range of the world’s financial crises, it is that excessive debt accumulation, whether by the government, banks, corporations or consumers, often poses greater systemic risks than it seems during a boom. – Carmen Reinhart, American economist For the second straight week, the stock market rallied into […]

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Stocks post modest gains as debt ceiling crisis averted

The courage to press on regardless – regardless of whether we face calm seas or rough seas, and especially when the market storms howl around us – is the quintessential attribute of the successful investor. – John Bogle After a rocky start to the week that saw the stock market plunge on Monday due to […]

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Rising interest rates and inflation fears sink stocks

October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. – Mark Twain In another volatile week of trading, the major stock averages succumbed to fears of rising inflation, higher bond yields and the prospect of Federal […]

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S&P 500 plunges 5% from record high, rebounds to close modestly higher

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwed Jr., was a professional trader on Wall Street and author By Friday’s close last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Stocks fall as concerns mount over impact of Delta variant

The first rule of investment is ‘buy low and sell high’, but people fear to buy low because of the fear of the stock dropping even lower. Then you may ask: ‘When is the time to buy low?’ The answer is: When there is maximum pessimism. – Sir John Templeton Trees do not grow to […]

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Stocks close higher despite fears over slowing growth, Covid-19 variant

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term return – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle The stock market overcame fears that economic growth may […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high as investors shrug off inflation fears

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham The Federal Reserve-induced stock market sell-off caused by comments by Fed officials that interest rates would rise sooner rather than later due to rising inflation expectations was short-lived […]

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Stocks post gains despite more troubling inflation data

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 In a positive week for the stock market, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs as economic recovery gains momentum

The best way to measure your investing success is not whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. In the end, what matters isn’t crossing the finish line before anybody else but just […]

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Stocks close modestly lower on interest rate fears

In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions all you have to do is wait a while. – Lou Simpson, former CEO of Geico and investment manager for Berkshire Hathaway In what has become a discernible trend over the last several weeks, the stock […]

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