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Stocks slide after disappointing earnings from Big Tech

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions – Seth Klarman It was another big week for quarterly earnings and, for the most part, the news continued to be favorable as about half of S&P 500 companies have reported so far with […]

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Stocks close mixed as interest rates rise, yield curve inverts

  In history, the evidence is overwhelming: Stock market bottoms happen and then stocks jolt upwards while the economy keeps getting worse – sometimes by a lot and for a long time. – Kenneth Fisher The stock market was decidedly mixed last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, the S&P 500 Index […]

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Stocks rally despite war in Ukraine, record high inflation

If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume. – Benjamin Graham Despite the escalation of the war in Ukraine by Russia and a Federal Reserve interest rate hike last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke its five-week losing streak and posted […]

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Stocks continue to decline as Russia-Ukraine war intensifies

 The stock market is a battlefield. Always remember to survive in the game first. Only those that survive the battle can enjoy the spoils of the war. – Benjamin Lee The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fourth consecutive week and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index plunged nearly 3% as Russian forces escalated their […]

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Stocks close higher in volatile week after Russia invades Ukraine

Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you. – Larry Hite, hedge fund manager Investors were taken on another stomach-churning roller coaster ride last week, but […]

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Stocks decline as Russia and Ukraine tensions rise

The problem with the person who thinks he’s a long-term investor and impervious to short-term gyrations is that the emotion of fear and pain will eventually make him sell badly. – Robert Wibblesman Geopolitical tensions, high inflation and the prospect of tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve all weighed on market sentiment last week […]

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Stocks rise on better than expected earnings, strong jobs report

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires the greatest fortitude. – John Templeton For the second consecutive week, the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted modest gains while the Nasdaq Composite Index rose nearly 2.5% as investors bought beaten down technology stocks. […]

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S&P 500 manages small gain in a volatile week of trading

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett It […]

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Stocks plunge as Fed interest rate hike fears grip markets

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into and out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into and out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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