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Category Archives: Geopolitical Risks

North Korea fears sink stocks, S&P 500 falls 1.4%

We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for. – Malcolm Gladwell, journalist, author and speaker The Dow Jones Industrial Average didn’t spend much time above the 22,000 milestone. After eclipsing this barrier the previous week, the […]

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Stocks edge slightly lower in heavy news week

Here’s one truth that perhaps your typical investment counselor would disagree with: if you’re comfortably rich and someone else is getting richer faster than you by, for example, investing in risky stocks, so what! Someone will always be getting richer faster than you. This is not a tragedy. – Charlie Munger The major stock averages […]

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Stocks close higher but Dow fails to crack 20,000

The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. – Warren Buffett While the Dow Jones Industrial Average came close to eclipsing the 20,000 mark last Tuesday, it ultimately fell short in quiet trading and ended the week at 19,933, a gain of about 90 […]

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S&P 500 tumbles 6% on China growth fears, volatility

No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February. – Suze Orman There is an old saying that as January goes, so goes the year and if last week is any indication, 2016 could be another difficult year for the stock market. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the […]

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Mixed economic data leaves S&P 500 flat

Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. – Warren Buffett In a holiday-shortened week characterized by light trading and an absence of any significant market-moving economic data, the S&P 500 Index closed basically flat and has risen less than 1% for the month of November. For the most part, the economic […]

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Stocks drop on global growth concerns, disappointing earnings

Know what you own, and know why you own it. – Peter Lynch Unlike the prior week that produced mostly positive earnings surprises, disappointing earnings this past week led to losses of between 2% and 3% for the major stock averages. While the S&P 500 Index lost just over 2%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Stocks post modest losses as Greek drama weighs

That it is perfectly proper to buy stocks for speculation. There is no crime in that. When you buy stocks for speculation it is perfectly proper to take speculative factors into account, which are different from investment factors. – Benjamin Graham The major stock averages drifted lower last week as the specter of a Greek […]

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Stocks climb on Fed remarks but Greece weighs

Taking higher risks, such as borrowing to invest or investing in shares rather than interest-bearing securities, should, over time, magnify your returns. – Paul Clitheroe The S&P 500 Index closed modestly higher last week after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and issued mostly dovish remarks about the future course of any rate hikes. […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high on positive overseas news

Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term. – Paul Clitheroe, Australian financial advisor and author The stock market continued its winning ways last week as the S&P 500 […]

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S&P 500 Index rebounds on strong earnings reports

Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages rebounded strongly last week on better-than-expected third quarter earnings reports as well as positive economic data both in the U.S. and overseas. Upbeat corporate earnings were just the elixir that the stock market needed to lift it out of […]

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