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Category Archives: Trade War

S&P 500 closes modestly higher on partial U.S.-China trade deal

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble…to give way to hope, fear and greed. – Benjamin Graham Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China resumed last week and when the talks […]

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S&P 500 closes modestly lower in volatile week of trading

October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. – Mark Twain The month of October has historically been one of the most volatile months of the year and this past week lived up to this […]

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Prospect of impeachment & more trade uncertainty sink stocks

Great investors are not unemotional but are inversely emotional – they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried. – Bill Miller The stock market declined for the second straight week as investors became unnerved by continued trade uncertainty with China as well as new political uncertainty over an […]

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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 gains 1% as U.S.-China trade tensions ease

The only true test of whether a stock is “cheap” or “high” is not its current price in relation to some former price, no matter how accustomed we may have become to that former price, but whether the company’s fundamentals are significantly more or less favorable than the current financial-community appraisal of that stock. – […]

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S&P 500 posts second straight week of gains as trade sentiment improves

The United States isn’t an island. We’re part of the global economy. What happens in the rest of the world affects the United States. – Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Chair For the second consecutive week, the stock market posted solid gains and it marked the first back-to-back winning streak since July. The three major […]

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Stocks rebound despite trade uncertainty and recession fears

  The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation. – Seth Klarman In the face of continued trade uncertainty with China and renewed recession fears, the major stock averages rallied last week for their best performance since June. The S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as China announced that it would […]

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Stocks close lower as China trade war tensions escalate

Outperforming the majority of investors requires doing what they are not doing. Buying when others have despaired, not selling when they are full of hope, takes fortitude. – John Templeton What looked like solid gains for the major stock averages through Thursday last week turned into losses of at least 1% as President Trump took […]

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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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S&P 500, Nasdaq at record highs on earnings, probable Fed rate cut

“Prices are too high” is far from synonymous with “The next move will be downward.” Things can be overpriced and stay that way for a long time…or become far more so. – Howard Marks Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at record highs last week as a wide range of […]

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