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S&P 500 plunges 5% from record high, rebounds to close modestly higher

Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little. – Fred Schwed Jr., was a professional trader on Wall Street and author By Friday’s close last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Stocks post modest losses despite mostly favorable economic data

It’s very difficult for any particular segment of the stock market to sustain superior performance. The watch word for our financial markets is “reversion to the mean”, i.e. what goes up must come down, and it’s true more often than you can imagine. – John Bogle Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped its 5-day […]

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Stocks fall as concerns mount over impact of Delta variant

The first rule of investment is ‘buy low and sell high’, but people fear to buy low because of the fear of the stock dropping even lower. Then you may ask: ‘When is the time to buy low?’ The answer is: When there is maximum pessimism. – Sir John Templeton Trees do not grow to […]

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Strong jobs report & prospect of more stimulus power stocks higher

The mistakes we make as investors are 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 In the holiday-shortened week […]

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Stocks close higher on positive news for treatment of Covid-19

Brand-name growth stocks ordinarily command the highest P/E ratios. Rising prices beget attention, and vice versa – but only to a point. Eventually their growth rate can diminish as results revert towards normal. Maybe not in all cases, but often enough to make a long-term bet. Bottom line: I wouldn’t want to get caught in […]

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Stocks tumble as the economic data goes from bad to worse

The best way to measure your investing success is not by 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. – Benjamin Graham All three major stock averages closed lower last week as they […]

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Stocks little changed despite strong jobs data, earnings results

Our emotions cause us to plunge into stocks at their euphoric highs, and to bail out as they reach depressing lows – precisely the opposite of what the cool logic of common sense would prescribe. – John Bogle There was no shortage of potential market-moving news and data last week with additional first quarter earnings […]

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S&P 500 gains 2% in another volatile week

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are euphorically buying takes the greatest courage, but provides the greatest profit. – John Templeton Stock market volatility continued again last week as nervous markets were taken on a roller coaster ride over geopolitical uncertainty with regard to Syria and trade war fears […]

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Stocks close lower in volatile week on trade war fears

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. – Benjamin Graham It was another volatile week for stocks and when the closing bell […]

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Stocks ride roller coaster to post modest gains as Treasury yields fall

Stock market goes up or down, and you can’t adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. – John Paulson, American investor and hedge fund manager The major stock averages took investors on a […]

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