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S&P 500 falls nearly 3% as Covid-19 cases increase

I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to studying and working on the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct. – Burton Malkiel, professor emeritus of economics at Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street The stock market picked up last week where it had […]

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Stocks gain on Fed policy announcement, strong retail sales

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham It was a tale of two markets this past week but when the closing […]

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S&P 500 drops nearly 5% on spike in coronavirus cases, Fed outlook

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. – Warren Buffett Concerns that the stock market had come too far, too fast and was significantly overbought were realized last week as the major stock averages posted their biggest weekly declines since March 20th. While it is difficult to point to […]

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Stocks tumble as the economic data goes from bad to worse

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 All three major stock averages closed lower last week as they […]

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Stocks post solid gains despite historic job losses

The courage to press on regardless – regardless of whether we face calm seas or rough seas, and especially when the market storms howl around us – is the quintessential attribute of the successful investor. – John Bogle The economic data last week focused squarely on the unprecedented number of job losses that the economy […]

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Stocks edge lower in volatile week as tensions with China escalate

You can control your portfolio allocation, your own education, who you choose to listen to, what you choose to read, what evidence you choose to pay attention to, and how you respond to certain events. You cannot control what the Fed does, laws Congress sets, the next jobs report, or whether a company will beat […]

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Stocks add to gains despite weak bank earnings and dismal economic data

You get recessions, you get stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you are not ready and you will not do well in the markets. – Peter Lynch The stock market added to its double-digit gains from the previous week despite grim economic data and weak first quarter earnings from […]

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Stocks rally despite grim economic news

Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. – Warren Buffett Just when investors thought the news could not get any worse with regard to the coronavirus and the economy, the stock market rebounded to post its best weekly performance since 1974. […]

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S&P 500 falls as Covid-19 takes it toll on the job market

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth. Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. – John Templeton The stock market succumbed to […]

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S&P 500 surges as Congress passes $2.2 trillion economic relief bill

It’s just your money. It’s not your life. The figures on a broker’s report mean little compared to that. The people who loved you a week ago still love you today. – Louis Rukeyser, American financial columnist and television commentator, referring to Black Monday on October 19, 1987 On the backs of a $2.2 trillion […]

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