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Category Archives: Geopolitical Risks

Strong earnings not enough to halt stock market’s slide

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings – assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow or next week is only a distraction. – Peter Lynch […]

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S&P 500 closes higher on optimism over U.S. and China trade talks

One of my greatest complaints about forecasters is that they seem to ignore their own records. The amazing thing to me is that these people will go on making predictions with a straight face, and the media will continue to carry them. – Howard Marks The Dow Jones Industrial Average brushed aside worries over Turkey’s […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower after plunge in Turkey’s currency

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 major stock averages were headed for solid gains last week before news broke on Friday that the […]

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S&P 500 closes higher for fifth consecutive week on strong earnings

There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t know. – John Kenneth Galbraith The Nasdaq Composite Index snapped its two-week losing streak as Apple topped earnings and revenue expectations while the S&P 500 Index closed higher for the fifth consecutive week on continued strong corporate earnings […]

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Strong momentum lifts Dow nearly 3% ahead of N. Korean summit meeting

The most dangerous thing is to buy something at the peak of its popularity. At that point, all favorable facts and opinions are already factored into its price and no new buyers are left to emerge. – Howard Marks The stock market continued its momentum from the unexpectedly strong May employment report to post solid […]

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Strong jobs report overshadows trade war fears to lift stocks

The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich. – Charles Henry Dow, American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones Stocks continued to be whipsawed by geopolitical news last […]

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Stocks post modest gains despite geopolitical concerns

  As in roulette, same is true of the stock trader, who will find that the expense of trading weights the dice heavily against him. – Benjamin Graham Geopolitical news dominated the headlines last week and when the markets finally closed on Friday, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed […]

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Technology stocks shine but broad market lower in volatile week

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it. – Albert Einstein The stock market turned in another wild week of ups and downs but when the closing bell finally sounded on Friday, it had little to show for it. The Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks lose momentum but still manage to post modest gains for week

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy. Profit from folly rather than participate in it. – Warren Buffett What started as a promising week for the stock market ended with a fizzle as stocks sold off on Thursday and Friday and nearly wiped out the earlier gains. Strong earnings were the […]

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S&P 500 gains 2% in another volatile week

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are euphorically buying takes the greatest courage, but provides the greatest profit. – John Templeton Stock market volatility continued again last week as nervous markets were taken on a roller coaster ride over geopolitical uncertainty with regard to Syria and trade war fears […]

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