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Major stock averages tumble as Fed raises rates again

It’s the nature of stock markets to go way down from time to time. There’s no system to avoid bad markets. You can’t do it unless you try to time the market, which is a seriously dumb thing to do. Conservative investing with steady savings without expecting miracles is the way to go. – Charlie […]

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Major stock averages rally on better than expected earnings

The upward move at the beginning of a bull market is almost always huge compared with the vacillations late in the bear market. If you try to pick a bottom, you will miss a good part of the action. – Kenneth Fisher  Mostly better than expected second quarter corporate earnings lifted the major stock averages […]

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Red-hot inflation data cools stocks, S&P 500 drops nearly 1%

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term returns – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle  Higher than expected inflation data, worries over a more […]

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Stocks post modest gains as economic data mostly positive

We don’t prognosticate macroeconomic factors, we’re looking at our companies from a bottom-up perspective on their long-run prospects of returning. – Mellody Hobson, President and co-CEO of Ariel Investments In the holiday-shortened week, all three major stock averages closed modestly higher as economic data was mostly positive and contributed to investor optimism about the economy […]

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Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs on optimism over economy

Trying to catch the bottom on a falling stock is like trying to catch a falling knife. It’s normally a good idea to wait until the knife hits the ground and sticks, then vibrates for a while and settles down before you try to grab it. – Peter Lynch Despite rising interest rates, both the […]

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Stocks close lower on weak economic data, rising Covid-19 cases

The wisest rule in investments is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. – Jonathan Sacks Profit-taking hit the stock market last week as both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.5% even though President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion stimulus package and the Federal Reserve reiterated […]

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Stocks fall victim to profit-taking as Covid-19 cases spike

The point is that market returns are determined by both investment factors – the fundamentals of the initial dividend yield on stocks plus the rate at which their earnings grow – and speculative factors – the change in the price that investors will pay for each $1 of corporate earnings. – John Bogle After closing […]

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Major stock averages plunge as coronavirus fears grip Wall Street

I can’t recall ever once having seen the name of a market timer on Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch Fear gripped Wall Street last week as panic-stricken investors sent […]

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Stocks drop as coronavirus fears reignite global growth worries

Index funds have a large following among institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. Ironically, one of the most vocal advocates of index funds for individual investors is Warren Buffett, self-made billionaire and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., who made his fortune through individual stock selection. – Richard A. Ferri, CFA and author […]

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S&P 500 posts first weekly loss in 2020 on coronavirus fears

I don’t know where the stock market is going, but I will say this: that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we’ve been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about. – Alan Greenspan The Dow Jones Industrial Average was a victim of profit-taking last […]

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