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Category Archives: Fixed Income

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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Dow, S&P 500 post gains despite Fed rate hike

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward, motivational author and speaker It was a foregone conclusion last week that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates but investors feared that the language of the Fed’s statement and comments by Fed Chair Janet […]

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Dow closes above 21,000 on President Trump’s speech to Congress

Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes. – John Bogle With the help of a 300 plus point gain on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its fourth consecutive weekly gain and ended the week slightly above 21,000. It wasn’t […]

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Stocks close at all-time highs on strong economic data

All intelligent investing is value investing – acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock. – Charlie Munger As investors continue to be optimistic and hopeful about President Donald Trump’s proposed economic agenda of deregulation, corporate tax cuts and fiscal stimulus, there was hard evidence […]

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Rally in stocks stalls despite strong earnings, positive economic data

We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we’ll wait, we’ll wait indefinitely. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages were mixed last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index edged lower while the Nasdaq Composite Index bucked the trend and rose 1%, closing […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high on positive economic data

The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for. – John Bogle The Dow Jones Industrial Average came within one point of reaching the 20,000 milestone on Friday before falling back and ending the day at […]

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Post-election rally in stocks stalls as S&P 500 falls 1%

You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren’t, you must recognize your limitations and follow a course certain to work reasonably well. Keep things simple and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick ‘no’. – Warren Buffett Both the […]

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S&P 500 rises on positive economic data, Trump optimism

The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs. – Warren Buffett Despite headwinds from a stronger U.S. dollar and rising interest rates, stocks continued their upward climb as all three major stock averages added to solid election-week gains. The Russell 2000 Index […]

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Stocks edge higher but July retail sales disappoint

The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them. – Peter Lynch The dog days of summer have set in and the major stock averages reflected the August doldrums last week as trading volume was light and stocks were little changed. Although stocks edged slightly higher for the week, […]

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