Investors Remain Optimistic | February 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 19th, 2017 (Investors Remain Optimistic 2-19-17) Friday started off slow for the stock market, and the bulls were hoping for a late-day lift that would close out the week on a positive note. That is what happened, and the stock market ended with the major…

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The Trump Effect | From the Mind of the Gorilla

YES!!!   I’m going to state this right here as boldly as I can:   President Trump may be the best President for investors since Ronald Reagan!   There… I said it. Now, before my left leaning readers begin to vilify me and try to burn me at the stake – give me a chance…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | February 13, 2017

Wall Street registered yet another encouraging week after a brief correction, as the major indices continued their relentless rally. Technology stocks were the strongest once again, as the Nasdaq completed a “clean sweep,” with five bullish sessions in a row. Donald Trump remained in the spotlight, as he hinted on an upcoming tax reform, which…

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Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost | February 12, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 12th, 2017 (Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost 2-12-17) Investors had been frustrated for the past few weeks, as the major indices traded flat, quiet and mixed while the stock market looked for direction. This week looked as though we would see more…

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Electric Dreams, Mechanical Reality | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Have you watched the new HBO show – Westworld? It’s incredible…   Based off the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is about a theme park of sorts, where the rich go to live out their fantasies, but instead of interacting with people – Westworld is populated by robots.   It’s getting rave reviews,…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market | February 6, 2017

Donald Trump undoubtedly dominated last week’s news flow once again, as the new President continued to push his plans relentlessly with the use of some controversial executive orders. While some of the orders sparked protests throughout the country, the major indices barely budged and remained close to their respective all-time highs. The Dow ended the…

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Hectic Week for the Stock Market | February 5, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 5th, 2017 (Hectic Week for the Stock Market 2-5-17) It was an interesting week for the stock market, as it felt more dramatic than it actually was. We had a lot of politics, a Federal Reserve announcement, and the much-anticipated jobs report. So you would have…

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Steve Jobs and The Gorilla | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Have you ever heard something said that was so profound, so amazing – that you decided to base your entire life off it?   When I was a younger man – I heard one of these little nuggets of wisdom – and have sort of made it one of my life’s mottos…   Far…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | January 30, 2017

Stocks probably entered the next phase of the ongoing bull market last week, following a lengthy consolidation period. Traders cheered the historic 20,000 milestone in the Dow, as the first week with the new President saw a healthy rally on Wall Street. Donald Trump’s first few days were far from calm, with several controversial decisions…

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Week Ends On An Upward Climb | January 29, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 29th, 2017 (Week Ends On An Upward Climb 1-29-17) It took a little while, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally moved above 20,000 to close out the week at a new lofty level. Its new all-time high is 20,125, and it closed out the week…

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