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Despite weak jobs report, S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs

The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. – Warren Buffett The stock market continued its winning ways last week as both the […]

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Bank earnings strong but stocks close lower on inflation fears

There seems to be an unwritten rule on Wall Street. If you don’t understand it, then put your life savings into it. Shun the enterprise around the corner, which can at least be observed, and seek out the one that manufactures an incomprehensible product. – Peter Lynch The three major stock averages posted record highs […]

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Stocks post modest gains as economic data mostly positive

We don’t prognosticate macroeconomic factors, we’re looking at our companies from a bottom-up perspective on their long-run prospects of returning. – Mellody Hobson, President and co-CEO of Ariel Investments In the holiday-shortened week, all three major stock averages closed modestly higher as economic data was mostly positive and contributed to investor optimism about the economy […]

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Strong bank earnings propel Dow, S&P 500 to record highs

Outperforming the majority of investors requires doing what they are not doing. Buying when others have despaired and selling when they are full of hope, takes fortitude. – John Templeton For the fourth consecutive week, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index posted gains and closed on Friday at record highs […]

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Stocks mixed on strong jobs report, higher interest rates

Regardless of what happens in the markets, stick to your investment program. Changing your strategy at the wrong time can be the single most devastating mistake you can make as an investor. – John Bogle It was a tale of two markets last week as the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index dropped about 2% on rising […]

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Stocks close lower on weak economic data, rising Covid-19 cases

The wisest rule in investments is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. – Jonathan Sacks Profit-taking hit the stock market last week as both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.5% even though President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion stimulus package and the Federal Reserve reiterated […]

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S&P 500 closes at record high despite rising Covid-19 cases, weak jobs report

If people are risk-tolerant and afraid of being out of the market, they buy aggressively, in which case you can’t find any bargains. That’s what the Fed engineered by putting rates at zero. – Howard Marks The stock market continued to defy gravity last week as all three major averages posted gains and closed at […]

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Technology stocks lead market lower as S&P 500 falls over 2%

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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Stocks climb higher as S&P 500 within 1% of its all-time high

In the financial markets, hindsight is forever 20/20, but foresight is legally blind. And thus, for most investors, market timing is a practical and emotional impossibility. – Benjamin Graham The major stock averages continued to climb higher last week although the gains were much more modest than in the prior week. There really weren’t any […]

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Coronavirus fears lead to wild market swings, S&P 500 posts modest gains

What to do when the market goes down? Read the opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. […]

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