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S&P 500 hits record high as Fed hints at possible rate cuts

Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much  your grass grows in a week?- Christopher Browne, was former manager of mutual fund company Tweedy Browne and legendary value investor The month of May seems like a distant memory now after the S&P 500 Index closed […]

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Stocks tumble on weak jobs data, slowing global growth fears

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. – Benjamin Graham After posting solid gains in the first two months of the […]

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Stocks post 4th straight weekly gain on trade optimism, earnings

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. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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Strong earnings not enough to halt stock market’s slide

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings – assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow or next week is only a distraction. – Peter Lynch […]

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Stocks close lower on Fed rate hike, trade war fears

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit. – Peter Lynch A combination of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and implementation of tariffs between the U.S. and China were enough to send stocks lower for the week. […]

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Stocks post gains on positive economic data

The investor’s chief problem – and his worst enemy – is likely to be himself. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave – Benjamin Graham Despite ongoing threats of increased tariffs on China, stocks rebounded last week with healthy gains as a plethora of economic data was […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower after plunge in Turkey’s currency

It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. – Charlie Munger The major stock averages were headed for solid gains last week before news broke on Friday that the […]

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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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