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Category Archives: Fixed Income

S&P 500 surges as Congress passes $2.2 trillion economic relief bill

It’s just your money. It’s not your life. The figures on a broker’s report mean little compared to that. The people who loved you a week ago still love you today. – Louis Rukeyser, American financial columnist and television commentator, referring to Black Monday on October 19, 1987 On the backs of a $2.2 trillion […]

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Stocks drop as economic outlook worsens due to coronavirus fears

When you have identified your long-term objectives, defined your tolerance for risk, and carefully selected an index fund or a small number of actively managed funds that meet your goals, stay the course. Hold tight. Complicating the investment process merely clutters the mind, too often bringing emotion into a financial plan that cries out for […]

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Coronavirus fears lead to wild market swings, S&P 500 posts modest gains

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Stocks defy gravity, rise again despite coronavirus fears

People who succeed in the stock market also accept periodic losses, setbacks and unexpected occurrences. Calamitous drops do not scare them out of the game. – Peter Lynch The stock market shrugged off a surge in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and posted healthy gains for the second consecutive week. The biggest winner was […]

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Dow drops 2.5% as fears rise over spread of coronavirus

A market downturn doesn’t bother us. It is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices. – Warren Buffett Investors succumbed to fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China last week and the major stock averages all closed lower, with losses ranging from 2.5% for the […]

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Stocks rally after strong jobs report to erase steep losses

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill In a dramatic turnaround, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 337 points on Friday and nearly erased a 370-point deficit from earlier in the week, closing lower by just 36 points or 0.1%. The S&P 500 […]

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Trade deal optimism propels Dow over 28,000, a new all-time high

Other people’s fear is your friend, because it drives the price of stocks down. Your own fear is your enemy. – Warren Buffett The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 28,000 for the first time ever last week and in doing so, established a new all-time high. Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly higher on partial U.S.-China trade deal

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble…to give way to hope, fear and greed. – Benjamin Graham Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China resumed last week and when the talks […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower in volatile week of trading

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 The month of October has historically been one of the most volatile months of the year and this past week lived up to this […]

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Stocks rebound despite trade uncertainty and recession fears

  The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation. – Seth Klarman In the face of continued trade uncertainty with China and renewed recession fears, the major stock averages rallied last week for their best performance since June. The S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as China announced that it would […]

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