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Dow falls for 7th straight week as inflation data remains hot

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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Stocks slide after disappointing earnings from Big Tech

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions – Seth Klarman It was another big week for quarterly earnings and, for the most part, the news continued to be favorable as about half of S&P 500 companies have reported so far with […]

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Higher interest rates and a hawkish Fed sink stocks

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during a long bull market. – Ron Chernow Although first quarter corporate earnings continued to be mostly better than expected last week, the stock market didn’t seem to […]

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Stocks plunge as Fed interest rate hike fears grip markets

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into and 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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Stocks fall as the Fed prepares to tighten monetary policy

Every day, self-proclaimed stock market “experts” tell us why the market just went up or down, as if they really knew. So where were they yesterday? – Anonymous The major stock averages all closed lower last week after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its December meeting that showed that Fed officials were ready to […]

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S&P 500 Index closes at record high as Omicron fears subside

Over the last few decades, investors’ timeframes have shrunk. They’ve become obsessed with quarterly returns. In fact, technology now enables them to become distracted by returns on a daily basis, and even minute-by-minute. Thus one way to gain an advantage is by ignoring the ‘noise’ created by the manic swings of others and focusing on […]

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Stocks tumble on Omicron fears, shift in Fed policy

Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. – Warren Buffett The worrisome spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the prospect of tighter monetary policy by the Federal Reserve were too much for the stock market to overcome last week as the S&P […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high despite hotter than expected CPI

In a rising market, everyone makes money and a value philosophy is unnecessary. But because there is no certain way to predict what the market will do, one must follow a value philosophy at all times. – Seth Klarman, American hedge fund manager Stocks rebounded strongly last week as concerns about the spread of the […]

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Omicron variant and Fed comments spook markets, stocks fall

The 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 in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson The weakness in stocks […]

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Stocks plunge on fears of new Covid-19 variant

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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