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Stocks close higher on positive news for treatment of Covid-19

Brand-name growth stocks ordinarily command the highest P/E ratios. Rising prices beget attention, and vice versa – but only to a point. Eventually their growth rate can diminish as results revert towards normal. Maybe not in all cases, but often enough to make a long-term bet. Bottom line: I wouldn’t want to get caught in […]

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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 little changed despite strong jobs data, earnings results

Our emotions cause us to plunge into stocks at their euphoric highs, and to bail out as they reach depressing lows – precisely the opposite of what the cool logic of common sense would prescribe. – John Bogle There was no shortage of potential market-moving news and data last week with additional first quarter earnings […]

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S&P 500 gains 2% in another volatile week

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are euphorically buying takes the greatest courage, but provides the greatest profit. – John Templeton Stock market volatility continued again last week as nervous markets were taken on a roller coaster ride over geopolitical uncertainty with regard to Syria and trade war fears […]

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Stocks close lower in volatile week on trade war fears

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but 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 It was another volatile week for stocks and when the closing bell […]

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Stocks ride roller coaster to post modest gains as Treasury yields fall

Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson, American investor and hedge fund manager The major stock averages took investors on a […]

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Stocks rebound strongly following 10% correction

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. – Warren Buffett After plunging by more than 10% the previous week from its all-time record high set back on January 26th, the S&P 500 Index rebounded last week with its best performance in more than five years. This benchmark has now […]

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Nasdaq gains nearly 2% as technology & health care stocks surge

Acknowledge the complexity of the world and resist the impression that you easily understand it. People are too quick to accept conventional wisdom, because it sounds basically true and tends to be reinforced by both their peers and opinion leaders, many of whom have never looked at whether the facts support the received wisdom. It’s […]

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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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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs on earnings, jobs data

The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage. – Charlie […]

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