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Taking Stock

Competence Is Scarce Spring is here. After sliding into a correction, stocks rebounded in mid-April with three straight up days that prodded the S&P 500 back to a positive number for 2014. Volume was only moderate but trading during Passover and Holy Week always slows....

Taking Stock

Global Bargains Stocks pushed through the prevailing anxieties to end July with a 2% gain. That put them ahead 10% for the year so far. Not bad, particularly in the face of media warnings that the economies of both the U.S. and Europe face imminent collapse. Each faces complex...