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Category Archives: Fixed Income

Major stock averages hit new lows as inflation data remains high

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.  – Warren Buffett  The major stock averages continued their downward trend last week and closed on […]

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Stocks tumble on higher than expected consumer price data

In Wall Street, the only thing that’s hard to explain is next week. – Louis Rukeyser  Heading into last week, expectations were high that the inflation data would be favorable and that prices had peaked and were beginning to decline. Those hopes were dashed on Tuesday, however, when the August core consumer price index (CPI) […]

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Stocks rally despite hawkish comments from the Fed

Don’t think that you know more than the market. No one does. And don’t act on insights that you think are your own but are usually shared by millions of others. – John Bogle  After falling for three consecutive weeks, all the major stock averages rebounded last week to post solid gains, ranging from 2.7% […]

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Hawkish comments by Fed Chairman Powell send stocks lower

The underlying principles of sound investment should not alter decade to decade, but the application of these principles must be adapted to significant changes in the financial mechanisms and climate. – Benjamin Graham  What appeared to be a week of modest losses for the major stock averages turned into a rout on Friday after Federal […]

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S&P 500 four-week winning streak ends as Fed minutes spook investors

We need a mutual fund industry with both vision and values. A vision of fiduciary duty and shareholder service, and values rooted in the proven principles of long-term investing and of trusteeship that demands integrity in serving clients. – John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group  All good things eventually come to an end and […]

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Stocks surge on better than expected July inflation data

It is only in a bear market that the value investing discipline becomes especially important because value investing, virtually alone among strategies, gives you exposure to the upside with limited downside risk. – Seth Klarman  The major stock averages all rallied last week as investors cheered better than expected news on the inflation data in […]

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Rising bond yields & Fed rate hike sink stocks; S&P 500 in bear market

If you can invest your money under fair conditions, in fact under attractive specific conditions, I think one certainly should do so even if the market should go down further and even if the securities you buy may go down after you buy them. – Benjamin Graham  When it rains, it pours. Investors must be […]

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Stocks sink on hotter than expected inflation data

You need to know the market’s going to go down sometimes. If you’re not ready for that, you shouldn’t own stocks. And it’s good when it happens. – Peter Lynch  Hopes that inflation may have peaked were dashed on Friday when the consumer price index (CPI) for May came in hotter than expected, causing the […]

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Stocks decline on Fed rate hike fears as inflation remains elevated

It is only in a bear market that the value investing discipline becomes especially important because value investing, virtually alone among strategies, gives you exposure to the upside with limited downside risk. – Seth Klarman  After finally snapping its longest losing streak since 1923 the previous week with huge gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Dow gains over 6% and snaps its eight week losing streak

There will be bear markets about twice every 10 years and recessions about twice every 10 or 12 years but nobody has been able to predict them reliably. So the best thing to do is to buy when shares are thoroughly depressed and that means when other people are selling. – John Templeton  After experiencing […]

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