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Major stock averages hit new lows as inflation data remains high

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.  – Warren Buffett  The major stock averages continued their downward trend last week and closed on […]

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Major stock averages tumble as Fed raises rates again

It’s the nature of stock markets to go way down from time to time. There’s no system to avoid bad markets. You can’t do it unless you try to time the market, which is a seriously dumb thing to do. Conservative investing with steady savings without expecting miracles is the way to go. – Charlie […]

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Stocks tumble on higher than expected consumer price data

In Wall Street, the only thing that’s hard to explain is next week. – Louis Rukeyser  Heading into last week, expectations were high that the inflation data would be favorable and that prices had peaked and were beginning to decline. Those hopes were dashed on Tuesday, however, when the August core consumer price index (CPI) […]

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Stocks rally despite hawkish comments from the Fed

Don’t think that you know more than the market. No one does. And don’t act on insights that you think are your own but are usually shared by millions of others. – John Bogle  After falling for three consecutive weeks, all the major stock averages rebounded last week to post solid gains, ranging from 2.7% […]

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S&P 500 falls for third straight week despite favorable jobs data

The secret recipe for success in the stock market is simple: 30% in market analysis skills, 30% in risk management, 30% in emotion control and 10% in luck. – Benjamin Lee  The stock market began the month of September on an inauspicious note after release of the August employment report and all three major stock […]

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Hawkish comments by Fed Chairman Powell send stocks lower

The underlying principles of sound investment should not alter decade to decade, but the application of these principles must be adapted to significant changes in the financial mechanisms and climate. – Benjamin Graham  What appeared to be a week of modest losses for the major stock averages turned into a rout on Friday after Federal […]

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S&P 500 four-week winning streak ends as Fed minutes spook investors

We need a mutual fund industry with both vision and values. A vision of fiduciary duty and shareholder service, and values rooted in the proven principles of long-term investing and of trusteeship that demands integrity in serving clients. – John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group  All good things eventually come to an end and […]

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Stocks surge on better than expected July inflation data

It is only in a bear market that the value investing discipline becomes especially important because value investing, virtually alone among strategies, gives you exposure to the upside with limited downside risk. – Seth Klarman  The major stock averages all rallied last week as investors cheered better than expected news on the inflation data in […]

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Major stock averages rally on better than expected earnings

The upward move at the beginning of a bull market is almost always huge compared with the vacillations late in the bear market. If you try to pick a bottom, you will miss a good part of the action. – Kenneth Fisher  Mostly better than expected second quarter corporate earnings lifted the major stock averages […]

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Red-hot inflation data cools stocks, S&P 500 drops nearly 1%

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term returns – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle  Higher than expected inflation data, worries over a more […]

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