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Stocks close modestly lower as uncertainty over economic recovery increases

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 The stock market continued its downward trajectory for the […]

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Tech stocks lead market lower for second straight week

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 For the second consecutive week, all of the major stock […]

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Technology stocks lead market lower as S&P 500 falls over 2%

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Dow erases losses for year as stocks continue their torrid rally

Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its torrid rally last week as the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index reached new all-time highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its losses for the […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high on strong economic data, earnings

It’s best to divide your money among three or four types of stock funds (growth, value, emerging growth, etc.) so you’ll always have some money invested in the most profitable sector of the market. – Peter Lynch After hitting an all-time high on February 19th and then plunging over 30% to an intraday low below […]

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Stocks climb higher as S&P 500 within 1% of its all-time high

In the financial markets, hindsight is forever 20/20, but foresight is legally blind. And thus, for most investors, market timing is a practical and emotional impossibility. – Benjamin Graham The major stock averages continued to climb higher last week although the gains were much more modest than in the prior week. There really weren’t any […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq rise 2.5% on better than expected earnings, jobs data

Don’t think that you know more than the market; no one does. And don’t act on insights that you think are your own but are usually shared by millions of others. – John Bogle The stock market continued its strong momentum last week as all three major averages were higher, propelled by better than expected […]

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Nasdaq surges nearly 4% on strong technology earnings

The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich. – Charles Henry Dow Strong quarterly earnings from the biggest technology companies last week and dovish comments from the […]

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Technology stocks lead market lower on profit-taking

While some might consider value investing a mechanical tool for identifying bargains, it is actually a comprehensive investment philosophy that emphasizes the need to perform in-depth fundamental analysis, pursue long-term investment results, limit risk and resist crowd psychology. – Seth Klarman The bad news outweighed the good news last week and, as a result, all […]

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Stocks rise on positive vaccine news & better than expected jobs data

Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts, and in part on your ability to realize at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike that this too shall pass. – John Bogle There has been a discernible trend in the stock market lately that a down week […]

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