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Category Archives: Oil Prices

S&P 500 closes at all-time high on positive overseas news

Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term. – Paul Clitheroe, Australian financial advisor and author The stock market continued its winning ways last week as the S&P 500 […]

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Stocks surge on economic data, higher oil prices

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 sign that this promises to be a volatile year for […]

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Economic growth concerns send stocks tumbling

Don’t limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded. – Charles R. Schwab A weaker than expected fourth quarter GDP report and continued global economic growth concerns sent stocks tumbling last week as the S&P 500 Index lost almost 3%. After posting 5% GDP growth in the […]

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Stocks drop on weak oil prices, retail sales

Investing without research is like playing stud poker without looking at the cards. – Peter Lynch The stock market broke a five session losing streak on Friday but it wasn’t enough to overcome another negative week as the S&P 500 Index dropped over 1% on weak retail sales and lower oil prices. While stocks are […]

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Stocks weaker as volatility spikes and uncertainty lingers

It is fortunate for Wall Street as an institution that a small minority of people can trade successfully and that many others think they can. – Benjamin Graham Although the S&P 500 Index ended the week with only modest losses, volatility returned with a vengeance as investors were taken on a roller coaster ride of […]

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Strong GDP growth lifts stocks to record highs

In this business if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten. – Peter Lynch Stocks continued their positive momentum in the holiday-shortened week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average eclipsed the 18,000 level for the first time ever and remained solidly above […]

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Stocks surge on dovish Fed statement

Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well. – Warren Buffett After tumbling by 3.5% the previous week, the S&P 500 Index came roaring back last week and recouped almost all that it […]

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Plunging oil prices rattle the stock market

Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed. It isn’t the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stock-picker. – Peter Lynch After seven consecutive weeks of stock market gains, the major averages were overdue […]

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Strong employment data lifts Dow, S&P 500 to record highs

My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation. – Michael Milken The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index continued their torrid pace last week as both major averages closed at […]

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Dow closes at record high as oil prices tumble

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. – Warren Buffett In a holiday-shortened week characterized by light trading volume and plunging oil prices, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index eked out modest gains with the Dow closing at yet another record high. […]

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