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Stock market plunges as coronavirus fears escalate

In the financial markets, hindsight is forever 20/20, but foresight is legally blind. And thus, for most investors, market timing is a practical and emotional impossibility. – Benjamin Graham The 11-year bull market in stocks came to an abrupt end last week and the market officially entered a bear market as panic-stricken investors were greeted […]

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Coronavirus fears lead to wild market swings, S&P 500 posts modest gains

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Stocks defy gravity, rise again despite coronavirus fears

People who succeed in the stock market also accept periodic losses, setbacks and unexpected occurrences. Calamitous drops do not scare them out of the game. – Peter Lynch The stock market shrugged off a surge in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and posted healthy gains for the second consecutive week. The biggest winner was […]

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Stocks post modest gains as tensions with Iran ease for now

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 C. Bogle The major stock averages resumed their march higher last week and all three closed within a half-percentage point of their all-time closing highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average eclipsed […]

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Major stock averages close mixed as tensions with Iran likely to escalate

You can line up more experts than you can shake a stick at, but none can predict with certainty what investors really want to know: How will the market do tomorrow, or next week, or next year? – John Neff After soaring in 2019, the major stock averages took a breather last week and closed […]

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S&P 500 falls as trade war uncertainty trumps Fed rate cut

The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table. – Warren Buffett Once again it was trade-related tensions with China that ultimately determined whether or not the stock market was positive or negative last week. Through the close […]

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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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