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Category Archives: Global Central Banks

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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S&P 500 edges slightly higher despite Fed interest rate hike

Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard. – Warren Buffett Each of the three major stock averages posted different results last week as economic data was decidedly mixed and inconclusive and earnings reports were almost nonexistent. The Dow Jones Industrial […]

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S&P 500 closes slightly lower on weak retail earnings

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson The stock market’s three-week winning streak came to an end last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks post solid gains on positive earnings, guidance

In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses – How to Value a Business and How to Think about Market Prices. Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a reasonable price, a part interest in an easily understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher […]

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Stocks rebound on positive earnings reports, possible tax cuts

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein After posting losses for the last two weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both rebounded with modest gains while the Nasdaq Composite Index hit an all-time on Thursday and ended the week up […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high, fueled by post-election optimism

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. – John Bogle After seeing its winning streak snapped in the prior week, […]

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