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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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Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs on optimism over economy

Trying to catch the bottom on a falling stock is like trying to catch a falling knife. It’s normally a good idea to wait until the knife hits the ground and sticks, then vibrates for a while and settles down before you try to grab it. – Peter Lynch Despite rising interest rates, both the […]

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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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Stocks fall victim to profit-taking as Covid-19 cases spike

The point is that market returns are determined by both investment factors – the fundamentals of the initial dividend yield on stocks plus the rate at which their earnings grow – and speculative factors – the change in the price that investors will pay for each $1 of corporate earnings. – John Bogle After closing […]

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Major stock averages plunge as coronavirus fears grip Wall Street

I can’t recall ever once having seen the name of a market timer on Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world. If it were truly possible to predict corrections, you’d think somebody would have made billions by doing it. – Peter Lynch Fear gripped Wall Street last week as panic-stricken investors sent […]

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Stocks drop as coronavirus fears reignite global growth worries

Index funds have a large following among institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. Ironically, one of the most vocal advocates of index funds for individual investors is Warren Buffett, self-made billionaire and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., who made his fortune through individual stock selection. – Richard A. Ferri, CFA and author […]

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S&P 500 posts first weekly loss in 2020 on coronavirus fears

I don’t know where the stock market is going, but I will say this: that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we’ve been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about. – Alan Greenspan The Dow Jones Industrial Average was a victim of profit-taking last […]

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Strong momentum propels stocks to record highs

When people discover they are no good at baseball or hockey, they put away their bats and their skates and they take up amateur golf or stamp collecting or gardening. But when people discover they are no good at picking stocks, they are likely to continue to do it anyway. – Peter Lynch What a […]

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Stocks rise as U.S. and China reach phase one trade agreement

I think that stocks have been this tremendous, tremendous equalizer for people in this country. Guys who can’t make a lot of money at their jobs have been able to make a lot of money in the stock market. – Jim Cramer There was no shortage of good news last week and, as a result, […]

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Strong earnings, trade optimism lift S&P 500 close to its all-time high

What seems too high and risky to the majority generally goes higher and what seems low and cheap generally goes lower. – William O’Neil, American entrepreneur, stock broker and writer The S&P 500 Index closed higher for the third consecutive week and came within three points of its record high close set back on July […]

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