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Stocks close lower in volatile week on trade war fears

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham In a wild week on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 Index plunge 3% on Monday, the stock market managed to claw its way back and end […]

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Despite modest losses for the week, S&P 500 gains nearly 7% in June

Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years. – Warren Buffett The major stock averages closed modestly lower last week as investors nervously awaited the outcome of the meeting between President Donald Trump […]

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Despite strong first quarter earnings, S&P 500 closes flat

Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. – Warren Buffett Even though first quarter earnings results continued to be mostly positive last week, the stock market barely budged as trading volumes were light and volatility was absent. While the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index posted a modest gain, […]

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Stocks close higher on strong December jobs report, easing recession fears

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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Stocks surge on strong February jobs data

It’s not always easy to do what’s not popular, but that’s where you make your money. Buy stocks that look bad to less careful investors and hang on until their real value is recognized. – John Neff, American investor and former manager of Vanguard’s Windsor Fund The stock market celebrated the ninth anniversary of the […]

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Stocks strong as Dow shatters 25,000 level, Nasdaq closes above 7,000

The boom and the bust were normal – just two more swings in stock returns over the past century. Reversion to the mean is the iron rule of the financial markets. – John Bogle The stock market picked up this past week where it left off last year as all three major stock averages closed […]

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Stocks post modest gains on jobs report, improved economic data

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwed Jr., professional trader and author of the book Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? The major stock averages closed modestly higher […]

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Stocks edge slightly lower in heavy news week

Here’s one truth that perhaps your typical investment counselor would disagree with: if you’re comfortably rich and someone else is getting richer faster than you by, for example, investing in risky stocks, so what! Someone will always be getting richer faster than you. This is not a tragedy. – Charlie Munger The major stock averages […]

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Major stock averages at record highs as Dow closes above 20,000

Interestingly, we have beaten the market quite handsomely over this time frame, although beating the market has never been our objective. Rather, we have consistently tried not to lose money and, in doing so, have not only protected on the downside but also outperformed on the upside. – Seth Klarman Good things come to those […]

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