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Stocks rally to post modest losses in volatile week

Values aren’t fixed; they move in response to changes in the economic environment. Thus, cyclical considerations influence an asset’s current value. Value depends on earnings, for example, and earnings are shaped by the economic cycle and the price being charged for liquidity. – Howard Marks The S&P 500 Index plunged nearly 2% on Wednesday as […]

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S&P 500 closes slightly lower on weak retail earnings

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. – Thomas Jefferson The stock market’s three-week winning streak came to an end last week as both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs on earnings, jobs data

The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage. – Charlie […]

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Stocks post solid gains on positive earnings, guidance

In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses – How to Value a Business and How to Think about Market Prices. Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a reasonable price, a part interest in an easily understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher […]

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Stocks rebound on positive earnings reports, possible tax cuts

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein After posting losses for the last two weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both rebounded with modest gains while the Nasdaq Composite Index hit an all-time on Thursday and ended the week up […]

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Stocks close lower as geopolitical tensions rise

We work really hard never to get confused with what we know from what we think or hope or wish. – Seth Klarman, American billionaire who founded one of the world’s largest hedge funds Stocks closed lower for the second consecutive week despite strong earnings from the major banks as the first quarter earnings season […]

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Stocks edge slightly lower in heavy news week

Here’s one truth that perhaps your typical investment counselor would disagree with: if you’re comfortably rich and someone else is getting richer faster than you by, for example, investing in risky stocks, so what! Someone will always be getting richer faster than you. This is not a tragedy. – Charlie Munger The major stock averages […]

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Dow, S&P 500 post gains despite Fed rate hike

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward, motivational author and speaker It was a foregone conclusion last week that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates but investors feared that the language of the Fed’s statement and comments by Fed Chair Janet […]

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S&P 500 winning streak ends as Fed rate hike looms

The minute you get away from the fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic, or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing. – Michael Jordan The S&P 500 Index celebrated the eight-year anniversary of the bull market this past week but closed modestly […]

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Dow closes above 21,000 on President Trump’s speech to Congress

Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes. – John Bogle With the help of a 300 plus point gain on Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its fourth consecutive weekly gain and ended the week slightly above 21,000. It wasn’t […]

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