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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Stocks post modest losses on Fed official remarks

We’ve used derivatives for many, many years. I don’t think derivatives are evil, per se, I think they are dangerous. …So we use lots of things that are dangerous, but we generally pay some attention to how they’re used. We tell the cars how fast they can go. – Warren Buffett News that the U.S. […]

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Stocks at all-time highs on Fed comments

A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily. – Ben Bernanke The stock market resumed its record-setting ways last week as both the Dow Jones […]

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Stocks decline on Iraq fears, higher oil prices

Most investors want to do today what they should have done yesterday. – Larry Summers, American economist The stock market suffered its first weekly loss in four weeks and although a number of reasons were cited for the decline, stocks were due for a breather after spending a month in rarefied air. After a slow […]

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Stocks at all-time highs on positive economic data

People don’t like the idea of thinking long-term. Many are desperately seeking short-term answers because they have money problems to be solved today. – Robert Kiyosaki, American investor, businessman and self-help finance author Mostly positive economic data released last week provided the catalyst for stocks as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P […]

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Stocks at record highs as Treasury yields fall

If all economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright In a holiday-shortened week that was characterized by low trading volume, stocks continued their ascent with additional gains as the major broad-market indexes hit record highs. This good news occurred despite the fact that revised first […]

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