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Category Archives: Trade War

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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Positive start to earnings season fails to lift stocks

The man who begins to speculate in stocks with the intention of making a fortune usually goes broke, whereas the man who trades with a view of getting good interest on his money sometimes gets rich. – Charles Henry Dow Despite mostly positive quarterly earnings reports, particularly from the banks, and some favorable economic data […]

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Stocks close at record highs as Fed rate cut appears imminent

If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings – assuming the company in question has earnings. I subscribe to the crusty notion that sooner or later earnings make or break an investment in equities. What the stock price does today, tomorrow or next week is only a distraction. – Peter Lynch […]

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Dow falls for 6th straight week on trade war fears

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value. – Warren Buffett Trade tensions continued to take their toll on the stock market last week as all three major averages closed lower. For the […]

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