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Major stock averages tumble as Fed raises rates again

It’s the nature of stock markets to go way down from time to time. There’s no system to avoid bad markets. You can’t do it unless you try to time the market, which is a seriously dumb thing to do. Conservative investing with steady savings without expecting miracles is the way to go. – Charlie […]

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Stocks rally despite hawkish comments from the Fed

Don’t think that you know more than the market. No one does. And don’t act on insights that you think are your own but are usually shared by millions of others. – John Bogle  After falling for three consecutive weeks, all the major stock averages rebounded last week to post solid gains, ranging from 2.7% […]

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S&P 500 falls for third straight week despite favorable jobs data

The secret recipe for success in the stock market is simple: 30% in market analysis skills, 30% in risk management, 30% in emotion control and 10% in luck. – Benjamin Lee  The stock market began the month of September on an inauspicious note after release of the August employment report and all three major stock […]

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Strong jobs data and lower oil prices lift stocks, S&P 500 up 2%

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  Stronger than expected economic data last week eased recession fears and the […]

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S&P 500 declines 2% as recession fears rise and consumer sentiment drops

I’ve been fully invested at the start of all major declines and I will be fully invested in the next one. I am not a market predictor, that’s for darn sure. – Peter Lynch  The stock market was no better in June than it was in the previous five months of the year as the […]

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Stocks decline on Fed rate hike fears as inflation remains elevated

It is only in a bear market that the value investing discipline becomes especially important because value investing, virtually alone among strategies, gives you exposure to the upside with limited downside risk. – Seth Klarman  After finally snapping its longest losing streak since 1923 the previous week with huge gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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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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