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S&P 500 ends volatile week flat despite strong earnings

You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing. – Warren Buffett If you like the thrill […]

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Stocks plunge on rising interest rate and trade war fears

The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. – Benjamin Graham The stock market continued its downward slide last week as fears of higher interest rates, rising bond yields and ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China took their toll. The Nasdaq Composite Index suffered the greatest amount […]

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Stocks drop as strong economic data cause bond yields to surge

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 the noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson After a strong […]

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Stocks close lower on Fed rate hike, trade war fears

During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit. – Peter Lynch A combination of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and implementation of tariffs between the U.S. and China were enough to send stocks lower for the week. […]

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Dow closes at record high despite increased trade tensions

There are two kinds of investors, be they large or small: those who don’t know where the market is headed, and those who don’t know that they don’t know. Then again, there is a third type of investor, the investment professional, who indeed knows that he or she doesn’t know, but whose livelihood depends upon […]

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Stocks post gains on positive economic data

The investor’s chief problem – and his worst enemy – is likely to be himself. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave – Benjamin Graham Despite ongoing threats of increased tariffs on China, stocks rebounded last week with healthy gains as a plethora of economic data was […]

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Nasdaq falls 2.6% as investors take profits in technology stocks

The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. – Warren Buffett The recent strong momentum in technology stocks came to an abrupt halt […]

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Tech stocks power market higher, but trade issues remain unresolved

People hear a tip on a bus on some stock. They’ll put half their life savings in it before sunset and wonder why they lose money in the market. – Peter Lynch All three of the major stock averages posted solid gains last week but the results could have been even better were it not […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite hit record highs on continued strong earnings

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwend Jr., American stock broker turned author and best known for his book, Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Both the S&P […]

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S&P 500 closes higher on optimism over U.S. and China trade talks

One of my greatest complaints about forecasters is that they seem to ignore their own records. The amazing thing to me is that these people will go on making predictions with a straight face, and the media will continue to carry them. – Howard Marks The Dow Jones Industrial Average brushed aside worries over Turkey’s […]

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