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Monthly Archives: February 2016

S&P 500 rebounds as oil prices rise

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear – and what they want to hear is what won’t happen. – Paul Samuelson All of the major stock averages rebounded last week to post healthy gains but whether or not this momentum will continue is questionable. Much of the strength in stock prices was […]

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Fed Chair Yellen fails to calm investors, stocks close lower

You shouldn’t own common stocks if a 50% decrease in their value in a short period of time would cause you acute distress. – Warren Buffett Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index snapped a 5-day losing streak on Friday but it wasn’t enough for stocks to overcome posting modest losses […]

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Stocks fall on weak economic data, recession fears

Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away. – Jim Cramer The January employment report released on Friday could be viewed both positively and negatively but investors chose the latter, sending the S&P 500 Index lower by almost 2%. The government reported that 151,000 new jobs had […]

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Stocks rally after Bank of Japan cuts interest rates

While it might seem that anyone can be a value investor, the essential characteristics of this type of investor – patience, discipline and risk-aversion – may well be genetically determined. – Seth Klarman, American billionaire who founded one of the world’s largest hedge funds After languishing in the red for most of the week, the […]

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