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Category Archives: Fixed Income

Dow falls for 7th straight week as inflation data remains hot

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or 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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Stocks close lower after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell. – Sir John Templeton   The stock market took investors on another wild roller coaster ride last week and when the ride came to an end on Friday, both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Higher interest rates and a hawkish Fed sink stocks

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during a long bull market. – Ron Chernow Although first quarter corporate earnings continued to be mostly better than expected last week, the stock market didn’t seem to […]

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Rising bond yields and Fed minutes send stocks lower

  The whole secret to winning big in the stock market is not to be right all the time, but to lose the least amount possible when you’re wrong. – William J. O’Neil, a noted investor, stockbroker and author  Hawkish comments by Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard and minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting […]

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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 relinquish gains, close lower on inflation and rate hike fears

Over the last few decades, investors’ time frames have shrunk. They’ve become obsessed with quarterly returns. In fact, technology now enables them to become distracted by returns on a daily basis, and even minute-by-minute. Thus, one way to gain an advantage is by ignoring the ‘noise’ created by the manic swings of others and focusing […]

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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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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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S&P 500 posts gains as Santa Claus doesn’t disappoint

The mistake we make as investors is when the market’s going up, we think it’s going to go up forever. When the market goes down, we think it’s going to go down forever. Neither of those things actually happen. It doesn’t do anything forever. It’s by the moment. – John Bogle Santa Claus didn’t disappoint […]

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S&P 500 Index closes at record high as Omicron fears subside

Over the last few decades, investors’ timeframes have shrunk. They’ve become obsessed with quarterly returns. In fact, technology now enables them to become distracted by returns on a daily basis, and even minute-by-minute. Thus one way to gain an advantage is by ignoring the ‘noise’ created by the manic swings of others and focusing on […]

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