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Uncertainty Weighs Down the Equity Markets

Uncertainty Weighs Down the Equity Markets

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 ended their three week stretch of weekly gains (the longest stretch since August), amid concerns surrounding the federal government’s budget deal. The Labor Department’s announcement that the cost of living had dropped 0.3% had virtually no impact on the markets. Apples fall continues and seems to be having... read more

Apple Drops From its Tree

Apple Drops From its Tree

The world’s most valuable shares lost 9% this week, leading to a 20% drop in its share price over the past 3 months. Apple investors must be concerned with this sudden loss of faith in the company which is being exhibited in its share price. However, drag the scroll bar a little further back... read more

Fiscal Concerns Never Too Far Away

Fiscal Concerns Never Too Far Away

Each comment released this week by Washington was scrutinized for its implication to the budgetary problems facing the country. The scales of optimism and pessimism gyrated on daily news flow, but the overall effect for the week was pretty even. The NASDAQ saw decent gains helped on by a bounce in Apples stock price.... read more

Optimism in the Driving Seat for the Start of the Shopping Season

Optimism in the Driving Seat for the Start of the Shopping Season

Expectations that Greece will receive the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy, combined with optimism for the start of the U.S. shopping season eclipsed EU leaders continued political squabbling and helped equity markets book a strong, albeit short, week. The S&P 500, NASDAQ and Dow Jones rose 3.6%, 4% and 3.4% respectively. Other risky... read more

Fiscal Worries Continue to Dominate

Fiscal Worries Continue to Dominate

Risky assets spent most of the week edging lower on continued fears of the failure of politicians to come to agreement on the fiscal cliff, as the U.S stares at a potential recessionary scenario. The S&P 500, NASDAQ and Dow Jones were down -1.3%, -1.78% and -1.81% respectively. Friday marked a small boost and... read more

Investing Quotes

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    • “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “Know what you own, and know why you own it.”

      —Peter Lynch

    • “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”

      —Donald Trump

    • “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”

      —George Soros

    • “My favorite holding period is forever.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.”

      —Shelby Davis

    • “We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know.”

      —John Kenneth Galbraith

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