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Category Archives: Geopolitical Risks

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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Stocks drop as inflation data surges, interest rates rise

Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what’s actually happening to the companies in which you have invested. – Peter Lynch Despite mostly better than expected earnings from the big money center banks last week, the major stock averages all […]

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Stocks close mixed as interest rates rise, yield curve inverts

  In history, the evidence is overwhelming: Stock market bottoms happen and then stocks jolt upwards while the economy keeps getting worse – sometimes by a lot and for a long time. – Kenneth Fisher The stock market was decidedly mixed last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, the S&P 500 Index […]

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Stocks rally despite war in Ukraine, record high inflation

If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume. – Benjamin Graham Despite the escalation of the war in Ukraine by Russia and a Federal Reserve interest rate hike last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke its five-week losing streak and posted […]

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Dow falls for 5th straight week as war in Ukraine drags on

To make money in stocks you must have the vision to see them, the courage to buy them and the patience to hold them. – Thomas Phelps It was another losing week for stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average entered into correction territory, defined as a decline of more than 10% from its all-time […]

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Stocks continue to decline as Russia-Ukraine war intensifies

 The stock market is a battlefield. Always remember to survive in the game first. Only those that survive the battle can enjoy the spoils of the war. – Benjamin Lee The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fourth consecutive week and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index plunged nearly 3% as Russian forces escalated their […]

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Stocks close higher in volatile week after Russia invades Ukraine

Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you. – Larry Hite, hedge fund manager Investors were taken on another stomach-churning roller coaster ride last week, but […]

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Stocks decline as Russia and Ukraine tensions rise

The problem with the person who thinks he’s a long-term investor and impervious to short-term gyrations is that the emotion of fear and pain will eventually make him sell badly. – Robert Wibblesman Geopolitical tensions, high inflation and the prospect of tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve all weighed on market sentiment last week […]

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Stocks relinquish gains, close lower on inflation and rate hike fears

Over the last few decades, investors’ time frames have shrunk. They’ve become obsessed with quarterly returns. In fact, technology now enables them to become distracted by returns on a daily basis, and even minute-by-minute. Thus, one way to gain an advantage is by ignoring the ‘noise’ created by the manic swings of others and focusing […]

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S&P 500 manages small gain in a volatile week of trading

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett It […]

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