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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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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 rebound strongly in a volatile week of trading

The message is clear – in the long run, stock returns depend almost entirely on the reality of the investment returns earned by our corporations. The perception of investors, reflected by the speculative returns, counts for little. It is economics that controls long-term equity returns; emotions, so dominant in the short-term, dissolve. – John Bogle […]

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Stocks close lower on fears of slower global economic growth

Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what is actually happening to the companies in which you’ve invested. – Peter Lynch In another volatile week for the stock market, the S&P 500 Index closed lower and has now lost nearly […]

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