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Category Archives: Fixed Income

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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Stocks close lower in volatile week on trade war fears

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham In a wild week on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 Index plunge 3% on Monday, the stock market managed to claw its way back and end […]

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S&P 500 hits record high as Fed hints at possible rate cuts

Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much  your grass grows in a week?- Christopher Browne, was former manager of mutual fund company Tweedy Browne and legendary value investor The month of May seems like a distant memory now after the S&P 500 Index closed […]

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Dow falls for 6th straight week on trade war fears

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value. – Warren Buffett Trade tensions continued to take their toll on the stock market last week as all three major averages closed lower. For the […]

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Stocks close lower as China retaliates in ongoing trade war

There’s never been a market timer on the Forbes richest people in the world list. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch The stock market experienced its worst day since early January last Monday and wound up closing modestly lower for […]

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S&P 500 declines 2.2% as U.S.-China trade talks end without a deal

I learned early that there is nothing new in Wall Street. There can’t be because speculation is as old as the hills. Whatever happens in the stock market today has happened before and will happen again. I’ve never forgotten that. – Jesse Livermore With first quarter earnings season winding down and no significant economic data […]

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Stocks end week on sour note as recession fears resurface

I call investing the greatest business in the world…because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! And nobody calls a strike on you. There’s no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when […]

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