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June 3, 2024

“Let your winners run and cut your losers.” Peter Lynch Hoping all had a delightful Memorial Day Holiday. Needless to say, last week was historic but Wall Street basically ignored the theatrics and focused on some key numbers. Last week, the S&P 500 finished off 1.5% but closed a solid month of gains in May. […]

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April 29, 2024

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” Albert Einstein This week was the Good the Bad and the Ugly. But first the numbers: The S&P 500 snapped back +2.7%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added .32%, the Nasdaq recovered +3.45%. Internationally the […]

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April 22, 2024

“Sell a stock only when you find a new stock that is 50% better bargain than the one you own.” Sir John Templeton Well, we finish last week with the S&P 500 posting its 3rd straight week of losses and along with the Nasdaq six days in a row in the red. Here are the […]

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April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024 “Know what you own and know why you own it.”  Peter Lynch All good things come to an end. After a stellar first quarter the markets decided to take a breath. Here are the numbers. The S&P 500 lost 1.02%, Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 2.27%, the Nasdaq trimmed 1.31%, internationally, the […]

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April 1, 2024

“To make money in stocks you must have the vision to see them, the courage to buy them, and the patience to hold them.” Thomas Phelps   What a week and what a quarter, not an April Fool’s joke! The Markets (S&P and Dow) set all-time records highs. Here are the numbers. The S&P 500 […]

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March 25, 2024

“Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” John Bogle   Well, the bulls continued their rampage this week, as we look to the end of what so far has been a good quarter, here are the numbers. The S&P 500 finished up for the week 1.54%, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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March 18, 2024

“May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead” Old Irish blessing Well, the luck of the Irish was missing last week as the markets continued a bit of a volatile week. Here are the numbers: The S&P 500 was up slightly .10%, The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended positive .12%, […]

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February 26, 2024

“If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffett As I am out of town last week, I thought I would quote a different Buffett. Here are the numbers: The S&P 500 finished the week up 1.7% (5,088.88), the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.3% (39,131.53), the Nasdaq brought up the rear but still positive […]

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February 12, 2024

“The winner of the Superbowl will predict how the stock market will perform in the coming year” Leonard Koppett NY Times Sportswriter 1978 Up until 1978 if the NFC won, a good year for the market, the AFC wins a poor market year. Well up until 1978 it was 100% correct and up to and […]

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January 29, 2024

“Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than lost in the corrections themselves.”   Peter Lynch   With that said, here are the numbers from last week: The S&P 500 rose .77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added .50%, the Nasdaq was up .40%. Internationally, in the UK, the FTSE […]

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