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S&P 500 drops 3.1% as trade war with China escalates

Owning the stock market over the long term is a winner’s game, but attempting to beat the market is a loser’s game. – John Bogle After closing at record highs the previous week, fortunes turned for both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index last week as both benchmarks suffered their worst performance […]

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S&P 500 hits record high as Fed hints at possible rate cuts

Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much  your grass grows in a week?- Christopher Browne, was former manager of mutual fund company Tweedy Browne and legendary value investor The month of May seems like a distant memory now after the S&P 500 Index closed […]

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S&P 500 falls nearly 4% as investor sentiment turns negative

Investors must keep in mind that there’s a difference between a good company and a good stock. After all, you can buy a good car but pay too much for it. – Richard Thaler, American economist In the worst Thanksgiving week decline since 2011, all of the major stock averages were down more than 3%, […]

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S&P 500 closes lower on trade concerns, Fed policy worries

Based on my own personal experience – both as an investor in recent years and an expert witness in years past – rarely do more than three or four variables really count. Everything else is noise. – Martin Whitman, American investment adviser who founded Third Avenue Funds The stock market’s two-week winning streak came to […]

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Stocks rebound strongly but market faces many uncertainties

In reality, no one knows what the market will do; trying to predict it is a waste of time, and investing based upon that prediction is a speculative undertaking. – Seth Klarman, American hedge fund manager The uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the mid-term elections was lifted on Tuesday and the stock market rebounded with […]

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Stocks post modest losses as 10-year Treasury yield rises to 3.07%

If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%. – Warren Buffett In a relatively quiet and uneventful week, stocks gave back some of the solid gains from the previous week as all three of the major stock averages posted modest losses. […]

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S&P 500 climbs 2.4% as investors downplay geopolitical risks

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions. – Seth Klarman                                                   Stocks finally woke up from their […]

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Stocks lose momentum but still manage to post modest gains for week

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy. Profit from folly rather than participate in it. – Warren Buffett What started as a promising week for the stock market ended with a fizzle as stocks sold off on Thursday and Friday and nearly wiped out the earlier gains. Strong earnings were the […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower but posts 19% gain for the year

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. – Warren Buffett Although the stock market limped to the finish line by posting modest losses last week, all three major averages ended in positive territory in December and recorded impressive gains for the year. December has historically been the […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower despite continued strong earnings

I have probably purchased fifty hot tips in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. – Charles Schwab Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index posted their first two-week losing streak since August, the stock market showed its resiliency […]

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