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Category Archives: Fixed Income

Stocks close lower on trade war fears, political turmoil

To be an investor you must be a believer in a better tomorrow. – Benjamin Graham The stock market seems to be climbing a wall of worry and last week it suffered a mild setback as all of the major stock averages fell at least 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the biggest loser […]

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Stocks ride roller coaster to post modest gains as Treasury yields fall

Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson, American investor and hedge fund manager The major stock averages took investors on a […]

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Stocks rebound strongly following 10% correction

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. – Warren Buffett After plunging by more than 10% the previous week from its all-time record high set back on January 26th, the S&P 500 Index rebounded last week with its best performance in more than five years. This benchmark has now […]

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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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