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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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S&P 500 winning streak snapped over tax reform uncertainty

In this business if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten. – Peter Lynch After eight consecutive weeks of gains, investors decided to take some profits last week as both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed modestly […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high of 2,500 on renewed optimism for tax reform

If you don’t study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at the cards. – Peter Lynch All three of the major stock averages rebounded strongly last week and closed at least 1.4% higher as several catalysts seemed to fuel the […]

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Stocks overcome rising tensions with North Korea, rally to end week higher

In recent years, annual trading in stocks – necessarily creating, by reason of the transaction costs involved, negative value for traders – averaged some $33 trillion. But capital formation – that is, directing fresh investment capital to its highest and best uses, such as new businesses, new technology, medical breakthroughs and modern plant and equipment […]

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Dow closes above 22,000 on continued strong earnings

Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist. – Jeffrey Fry, author and successful entrepreneur The Dow Jones Industrial Average shattered the 22,000 barrier last week and closed at a record high, gaining more than 1% and marking its 8th straight […]

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