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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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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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Major stock averages rally on better than expected earnings

The upward move at the beginning of a bull market is almost always huge compared with the vacillations late in the bear market. If you try to pick a bottom, you will miss a good part of the action. – Kenneth Fisher  Mostly better than expected second quarter corporate earnings lifted the major stock averages […]

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Red-hot inflation data cools stocks, S&P 500 drops nearly 1%

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term returns – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle  Higher than expected inflation data, worries over a more […]

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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 sink on hotter than expected inflation data

You need to know the market’s going to go down sometimes. If you’re not ready for that, you shouldn’t own stocks. And it’s good when it happens. – Peter Lynch  Hopes that inflation may have peaked were dashed on Friday when the consumer price index (CPI) for May came in hotter than expected, causing 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 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 close lower on Fed interest rate hike fears

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate – when he can’t afford it and when he can. – Mark Twain For the second straight week to start the new year, stocks closed lower as fears mounted that the Federal Reserve will begin to fight inflation aggressively with interest rate […]

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