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Stocks close mixed as interest rates rise, yield curve inverts

  In history, the evidence is overwhelming: Stock market bottoms happen and then stocks jolt upwards while the economy keeps getting worse – sometimes by a lot and for a long time. – Kenneth Fisher The stock market was decidedly mixed last week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged lower, the S&P 500 Index […]

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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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Dow falls for 5th straight week as war in Ukraine drags on

To make money in stocks you must have the vision to see them, the courage to buy them and the patience to hold them. – Thomas Phelps It was another losing week for stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average entered into correction territory, defined as a decline of more than 10% from its all-time […]

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Stocks continue to decline as Russia-Ukraine war intensifies

 The stock market is a battlefield. Always remember to survive in the game first. Only those that survive the battle can enjoy the spoils of the war. – Benjamin Lee The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the fourth consecutive week and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index plunged nearly 3% as Russian forces escalated their […]

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Stocks close higher in volatile week after Russia invades Ukraine

Throughout my financial career, I have continually witnessed examples of other people that I have known being ruined by a failure to respect risk. If you don’t take a hard look at risk, it will take you. – Larry Hite, hedge fund manager Investors were taken on another stomach-churning roller coaster ride last week, but […]

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Stocks rise on better than expected earnings, strong jobs report

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires the greatest fortitude. – John Templeton For the second consecutive week, the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted modest gains while the Nasdaq Composite Index rose nearly 2.5% as investors bought beaten down technology stocks. […]

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Stocks plunge on fears of new Covid-19 variant

The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett The […]

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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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Despite weak jobs report, Dow and S&P 500 close at record highs

The message is clear: in the long run, stock returns depend almost entirely on the reality of the investment returns earned by our corporations. The perception of investors, reflected by the speculative returns, counts for little. It is economics that controls long-term equity returns; emotions, so dominant in the short-term, dissolve. – John Bogle Bad […]

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Strong bank earnings propel Dow, S&P 500 to record highs

Outperforming the majority of investors requires doing what they are not doing. Buying when others have despaired and selling when they are full of hope, takes fortitude. – John Templeton For the fourth consecutive week, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index posted gains and closed on Friday at record highs […]

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