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Category Archives: Fixed Income

Stocks close higher despite fears over slowing growth, Covid-19 variant

When navigating the financial markets, the long-term investor must keep in mind the four basic dimensions of long-term return – reward, risk, cost and time – and must apply them to every asset class. Never forget that these four dimensions are remarkably interdependent. – John Bogle The stock market overcame fears that economic growth may […]

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S&P 500 closes at all-time high as investors shrug off inflation fears

An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative. – Benjamin Graham The Federal Reserve-induced stock market sell-off caused by comments by Fed officials that interest rates would rise sooner rather than later due to rising inflation expectations was short-lived […]

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Stocks post gains despite more troubling inflation data

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 In a positive week for the stock market, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs as economic recovery gains momentum

The best way to measure your investing success is not whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. In the end, what matters isn’t crossing the finish line before anybody else but just […]

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Stocks close modestly lower on interest rate fears

In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions all you have to do is wait a while. – Lou Simpson, former CEO of Geico and investment manager for Berkshire Hathaway In what has become a discernible trend over the last several weeks, the stock […]

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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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Spike in 10-year Treasury yield roils markets, S&P 500 down 2.5%

While it might seem that anyone can be a value investor, the essential characteristics of this type of investor – patience, discipline and risk aversion – may well be genetically determined. – Seth Klarman A spike in the 10-year Treasury yield to 1.6% roiled the markets last week as all three major stock averages closed […]

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Stocks close mixed as the 10-year Treasury yield hits highest level in a year

Wall Street has a few prudent principles; the trouble is that they are always forgotten when they are most needed. – Benjamin Graham The major stock averages were mixed last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a modest gain while the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index were down 0.7% […]

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Major stock averages close at record highs on stimulus hopes, strong earnings

Risk and time are opposite sides of the same coin, for if there were no tomorrow there would be no risk. Time transforms risk, and the nature of risk is shaped by the time horizon: the future is the playing field. – Peter L. Bernstein, American financial historian and economist Stocks continued their upward climb […]

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Stocks rebound strongly on stimulus optimism, vaccine rollout

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 After a volatile and losing week caused by a surge in prices of several stocks with significant levels of short […]

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