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Category Archives: Oil Prices

Technology stocks lead market lower as S&P 500 falls over 2%

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 post solid gains despite historic job losses

The courage to press on regardless – regardless of whether we face calm seas or rough seas, and especially when the market storms howl around us – is the quintessential attribute of the successful investor. – John Bogle The economic data last week focused squarely on the unprecedented number of job losses that the economy […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower as oil prices crater

We live in a very risky world and investors should not get “carried away” with excessive allocations to equities, or for that matter, real estate. As always, asset allocation and low cost and broad diversification will be essential in earning one’s fair share of whatever returns our financial markets are generous enough to bestow upon […]

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Stocks add to gains despite weak bank earnings and dismal economic data

You get recessions, you get stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you are not ready and you will not do well in the markets. – Peter Lynch The stock market added to its double-digit gains from the previous week despite grim economic data and weak first quarter earnings from […]

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Stocks rally despite grim economic news

Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. – Warren Buffett Just when investors thought the news could not get any worse with regard to the coronavirus and the economy, the stock market rebounded to post its best weekly performance since 1974. […]

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S&P 500 falls as Covid-19 takes it toll on the job market

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth. Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. – John Templeton The stock market succumbed to […]

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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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