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Strong jobs data and lower oil prices lift stocks, S&P 500 up 2%

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  Stronger than expected economic data last week eased recession fears and the […]

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S&P 500 declines 2% as recession fears rise and consumer sentiment drops

I’ve been fully invested at the start of all major declines and I will be fully invested in the next one. I am not a market predictor, that’s for darn sure. – Peter Lynch  The stock market was no better in June than it was in the previous five months of the year as the […]

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Rising bond yields & Fed rate hike sink stocks; S&P 500 in bear market

If you can invest your money under fair conditions, in fact under attractive specific conditions, I think one certainly should do so even if the market should go down further and even if the securities you buy may go down after you buy them. – Benjamin Graham  When it rains, it pours. Investors must be […]

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Stocks sink on hotter than expected inflation data

You need to know the market’s going to go down sometimes. If you’re not ready for that, you shouldn’t own stocks. And it’s good when it happens. – Peter Lynch  Hopes that inflation may have peaked were dashed on Friday when the consumer price index (CPI) for May came in hotter than expected, causing the […]

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Stocks decline on Fed rate hike fears as inflation remains elevated

It is only in a bear market that the value investing discipline becomes especially important because value investing, virtually alone among strategies, gives you exposure to the upside with limited downside risk. – Seth Klarman  After finally snapping its longest losing streak since 1923 the previous week with huge gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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Dow gains over 6% and snaps its eight week losing streak

There will be bear markets about twice every 10 years and recessions about twice every 10 or 12 years but nobody has been able to predict them reliably. So the best thing to do is to buy when shares are thoroughly depressed and that means when other people are selling. – John Templeton  After experiencing […]

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Dow falls for 8th straight week as high inflation takes toll on earnings

What to do when the market goes down? Read opinions of the investment gurus who are quoted in the Wall Street Journal. And, as you read, laugh. We all know that the pundits can’t predict short-term market movements. Yet there they are, desperately trying to sound intelligent when they really haven’t got a clue. – […]

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Dow falls for 7th straight week as inflation data remains hot

The idea that a bell rings to signal when investors should get into or out of the market is simply not credible. After nearly 50 years in this business, I do not know of anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has done it successfully […]

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Stocks close lower after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell. – Sir John Templeton   The stock market took investors on another wild roller coaster ride last week and when the ride came to an end on Friday, both the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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Stocks slide after disappointing earnings from Big Tech

The stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions – Seth Klarman It was another big week for quarterly earnings and, for the most part, the news continued to be favorable as about half of S&P 500 companies have reported so far with […]

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