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Dow closes above 21,000 on President Trump’s speech to Congress

Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes. – John Bogle With the help of a 300 plus point gain on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its fourth consecutive weekly gain and ended the week slightly above 21,000. It wasn’t […]

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Post-election rally in stocks stalls as S&P 500 falls 1%

You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren’t, you must recognize your limitations and follow a course certain to work reasonably well. Keep things simple and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick ‘no’. – Warren Buffett Both the […]

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Stocks fall on weak economic data, recession fears

Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away. – Jim Cramer The January employment report released on Friday could be viewed both positively and negatively but investors chose the latter, sending the S&P 500 Index lower by almost 2%. The government reported that 151,000 new jobs had […]

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Stocks end year with losses on light trading volume

Investing is laying out money today to receive more money tomorrow. – Warren Buffett After closing at a record high on Monday, stocks suffered a three day losing streak in the holiday-shortened week as trading volumes were light and economic data was sparse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index succumbed to […]

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Earnings propel the stock market higher

Even if you identify the managers who have good past performance, there’s no guarantee that they’ll have good future performance. – George Sauter, Vanguard Group Stocks continued their winning ways last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index posted modest gains. Although there was a full plate of economic […]

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