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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stocks post modest losses on Fed rate hike fears

Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard. – Warren Buffett Economic data and quarterly corporate earnings reports took a back seat last week to the speech on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the Federal Reserve’s annual conference in […]

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Stock averages close flat in listless summer trading

As in roulette, same is true of the stock trader, who will find that the expense of trading weights the dice heavily against him. – Benjamin Graham After rising to all-time highs on Monday, the major stock averages fell back slightly and ended the week virtually flat as volume continued to remain relatively low. Lack […]

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Stocks edge higher but July retail sales disappoint

The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them. – Peter Lynch The dog days of summer have set in and the major stock averages reflected the August doldrums last week as trading volume was light and stocks were little changed. Although stocks edged slightly higher for the week, […]

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

Your success in investing will depend, in part, on your character and guts, and in part on your ability to realize at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too shall pass. – John Bogle Both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at record highs on […]

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Nasdaq jumps over 1% on strong technology earnings

The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself…The more you learn, the more you’ll earn. – Warren Buffett The S&P 500 Index had its weekly winning streak snapped at four as it closed slightly lower on weak trading volume but remains within two points of its all-time high. The best performing stock […]

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