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Category Archives: Global Central Banks

Stocks overcome trade war fears to post solid gains

Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future. – Warren Buffett The stock market overcame persistent trade war fears last week to post solid gains as the second quarter earnings season began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to climb back above the 25,000 level, the […]

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S&P 500 closes flat despite several potentially market-moving events

The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything – you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing, you bum!” – Warren Buffett Between the North Korean summit meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and the […]

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Stocks post modest losses as 10-year Treasury yield rises to 3.07%

If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%. – Warren Buffett In a relatively quiet and uneventful week, stocks gave back some of the solid gains from the previous week as all three of the major stock averages posted modest losses. […]

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Dow climbs 507 points or 2% to close at another record high

The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its torrid pace to start the new year with all three of the major averages posting solid gains and closing at record highs. The best performer was […]

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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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Strong technology earnings lift Nasdaq to all-time high

Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket…it’s part-ownership of a business. – Peter Lynch Strong earnings from several technology giants on Friday propelled the Nasdaq Composite Index to an all-time record high close and enabled the index to post a gain of over 2% for the day. The S&P […]

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Stocks post strong gains as optimism over tax reform grows

As long as you enjoy investing, you’ll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game. That’s why I try to make the show entertaining, because if you aren’t interested, you’ll either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt. – […]

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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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Stocks post modest gains on jobs report, improved economic data

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwed Jr., professional trader and author of the book Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? The major stock averages closed modestly higher […]

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Stocks close lower as global central banks become hawkish

Investors should be skeptical of history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the models. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. – Warren Buffett What a difference a week makes. […]

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