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Stocks rebound strongly despite geopolitical headwinds

In trading you have to be defensive and aggressive at the same time. If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money. – Ray Dalio, American investor and hedge fund manager Stocks resumed their upward climb last week after […]

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Stocks tumble on weak jobs data, slowing global growth fears

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. – Benjamin Graham After posting solid gains in the first two months of the […]

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S&P 500 closes above 2,800 over progress in U.S. & China trade talks

Successful investing professionals are disciplined and consistent and they think a great deal about what they do and how they do it. The investor’s chief problem and even his worst enemy is likely to be himself. – Benjamin Graham In another week marked by conflicting signals from the economy and mixed messages on the geopolitical […]

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Dow, Nasdaq up for 9th straight week on China trade optimism

As I see it, a superior yield at least lets you snack on hors d’oeuvres while waiting for the main meal. – John Neff The stock market continued its winning ways again last week even though economic data was mostly negative and no trade agreement was reached between the U.S. and China. Both the Dow Jones […]

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Dow up 8th straight week on optimism over China trade deal

Buy a stock the way you would buy a home. Understand and like it such that you’d be content in the absence of any market. – Warren Buffett All three major stock averages posted solid gains last week despite weaker than expected economic data and mixed quarterly earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed […]

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S&P 500 closes flat as slowing global growth and trade worries persist

The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed. – Peter Lynch The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain last week and ran its consecutive winning streak […]

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Dow rises for 6th straight week on strong earnings, dovish Fed comments

It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that. – Charlie Munger The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its winning streak to six consecutive weeks with a gain of 327 […]

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Despite strong earnings, S&P 500 posts slight decline on trade worries

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The S&P 500 Index saw its four-week winning streak halted last week as it […]

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Stocks post 4th straight weekly gain on trade optimism, earnings

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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Stocks post solid gains on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks

The stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that would surround any particular investment. – John Paulson The stock market continued […]

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