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Category Archives: Geopolitical Risks

S&P 500 hits record high before falling on strong jobs report

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. – Kin Hubbard, American humorist Despite news that there were over 31,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and over 600 deaths in China, the major stock averages hit record highs on Thursday, only to relinquish those […]

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S&P 500 posts first weekly loss in 2020 on coronavirus fears

I don’t know where the stock market is going, but I will say this: that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we’ve been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about. – Alan Greenspan The Dow Jones Industrial Average was a victim of profit-taking last […]

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Prospect of impeachment & more trade uncertainty sink stocks

Great investors are not unemotional but are inversely emotional – they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried. – Bill Miller The stock market declined for the second straight week as investors became unnerved by continued trade uncertainty with China as well as new political uncertainty over an […]

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Despite modest losses for the week, S&P 500 gains nearly 7% in June

Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages closed modestly lower last week as investors nervously awaited the outcome of the meeting between President Donald Trump […]

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Stocks rebound strongly despite geopolitical headwinds

In trading you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money. – Ray Dalio, American investor and hedge fund manager Stocks resumed their upward climb last week after […]

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S&P 500 closes above 2,800 over progress in U.S. & China trade talks

Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it. The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be himself. – Benjamin Graham In another week marked by conflicting signals from the economy and mixed messages on the geopolitical […]

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Dow, Nasdaq up for 9th straight week on China trade optimism

As I see it, a superior yield at least lets you snack on hors d’oeuvres while waiting for the main meal. – John Neff The stock market continued its winning ways again last week even though economic data was mostly negative and no trade agreement was reached between the U.S. and China. Both the Dow Jones […]

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S&P 500 closes flat as slowing global growth and trade worries persist

The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed. – Peter Lynch The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain last week and ran its consecutive winning streak […]

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Dow rises for 6th straight week on strong earnings, dovish Fed comments

It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. – Charlie Munger The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its winning streak to six consecutive weeks with a gain of 327 […]

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Despite strong earnings, S&P 500 posts slight decline on trade worries

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The S&P 500 Index saw its four-week winning streak halted last week as it […]

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