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Category Archives: Fixed Income

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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Dow climbs 507 points or 2% to close at another record high

The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its torrid pace to start the new year with all three of the major averages posting solid gains and closing at record highs. The best performer was […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower but posts 19% gain for the year

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. – Warren Buffett Although the stock market limped to the finish line by posting modest losses last week, all three major averages ended in positive territory in December and recorded impressive gains for the year. December has historically been the […]

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Major stock averages close at record highs on tax reform news

The only time to buy that which you don’t understand is on the day with no Y in it. – Warren Buffett All three of the major stock averages closed at record highs last week as the odds that the Republicans would pass a tax reform package increased substantially. While there was some doubt as […]

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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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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 winning streak snapped over tax reform uncertainty

In this business if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten. – Peter Lynch After eight consecutive weeks of gains, investors decided to take some profits last week as both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed modestly […]

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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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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma take wind out of stocks, close modestly lower

The game of life is the game of everlasting learning. At least it is if you want to win. – Charlie Munger The month of September has historically been one of the worst performing months of the year and if last week’s market action is any indication, that trend could continue. All three of the […]

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Stocks rally to post modest losses in volatile week

Values aren’t fixed; they move in response to changes in the economic environment. Thus, cyclical considerations influence an asset’s current value. Value depends on earnings, for example, and earnings are shaped by the economic cycle and the price being charged for liquidity. – Howard Marks The S&P 500 Index plunged nearly 2% on Wednesday as […]

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