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April 15, 2024

“The only real mistake is the one which we learn nothing” Henry Ford  “Only thing for sure is Death and Taxes” Benjamin Franklin Happy Tax Day. So, what have we learned after a lousy week in the market? Markets giveth and markets taketh away, but the good news is it never lasts very long, and […]

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April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024 “Know what you own and know why you own it.”  Peter Lynch All good things come to an end. After a stellar first quarter the markets decided to take a breath. Here are the numbers. The S&P 500 lost 1.02%, Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 2.27%, the Nasdaq trimmed 1.31%, internationally, the […]

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March 25, 2024

“Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” John Bogle   Well, the bulls continued their rampage this week, as we look to the end of what so far has been a good quarter, here are the numbers. The S&P 500 finished up for the week 1.54%, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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March 18, 2024

“May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead” Old Irish blessing Well, the luck of the Irish was missing last week as the markets continued a bit of a volatile week. Here are the numbers: The S&P 500 was up slightly .10%, The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended positive .12%, […]

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February 19, 2024

“These are the times that try men’s souls” Thomas Paine (the author of Common Sense (is there any these days?) Happy Presidents Day! What a week, Mayorkas impeached, Trump loses his New York predetermined bench trial, and his company is ordered to pay $355 million for a victimless crime, Fani Willis Georgia RICO case has […]

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February 12, 2024

“The winner of the Superbowl will predict how the stock market will perform in the coming year” Leonard Koppett NY Times Sportswriter 1978 Up until 1978 if the NFC won, a good year for the market, the AFC wins a poor market year. Well up until 1978 it was 100% correct and up to and […]

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January 29, 2024

“Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than lost in the corrections themselves.”   Peter Lynch   With that said, here are the numbers from last week: The S&P 500 rose .77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added .50%, the Nasdaq was up .40%. Internationally, in the UK, the FTSE […]

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January 1, 2024

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughan (a little levity but so true!)   We all hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season. Today is the first day of the New Year. Last week, the markets finished a […]

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December 11, 2023

“The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” Warren Buffett   Short and sweet, Stocks rallied on Friday following moderately strong, jobs data. The major indexes each rose putting them all in positive territory for the week — their sixth straight weekly gain. The S&P finished up .88%, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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December 4, 2023

“A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price” Charlie Munger Vice Chairman Berkshire Hathaway As we closed out a great month, I thought it was appropriate that I quote the great Charlie Munger who passed away last week. The bulls continued to run as the market […]

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