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Category Archives: Geopolitical Risks

Stocks strong as Dow shatters 25,000 level, Nasdaq closes above 7,000

The boom and the bust were normal – just two more swings in stock returns over the past century. Reversion to the mean is the iron rule of the financial markets. – John Bogle The stock market picked up this past week where it left off last year as all three major stock averages closed […]

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Stocks close modestly higher as bank earnings strong

In Wall Street, the only thing that’s hard to explain is next week. – Louis Rukeyser The major stock averages consolidated recent gains last week and closed only modestly higher, with the Nasdaq Composite Index recording yet another all-time high and the S&P 500 and the Dow setting intra-day highs. Led by the financials. third […]

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S&P 500 closes flat as Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

You can become, to an enormous degree, the person you want to be. – Warren Buffett Although there was a plethora of newsworthy items and economic data last week, the major stock averages barely budged and ended the week at almost the same levels where they began. The S&P 500 Index rose only two points […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high of 2,500 on renewed optimism for tax reform

If you don’t study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at the cards. – Peter Lynch All three of the major stock averages rebounded strongly last week and closed at least 1.4% higher as several catalysts seemed to fuel the […]

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S&P 500 rebounds as investors become optimistic about tax reform

We never hold on for the last nickel. I think you make a big mistake when you do that. We never assume something will go past its fair value. We’ll let someone else make the last dollar or two. We’ll always sell too soon. – Seth Klarman, hedge fund manager Both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks close lower as geopolitical concerns take center stage

I haven’t the faintest idea as to whether stocks will be higher or lower a month – or a year – from now. What is likely, however, is that the market will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up. So if you wait for the robins, spring will […]

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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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