Follow The Yellow Brick Road | From the Mind of the Gorilla

If you’re picturing Munchkins, flying monkeys and an introductory song from the Lollipop Guild… good, that’s what I wanted you to picture.   And while there may actually be cowardly felines and heartless metal men in our reality – magic is a little harder to come by.   No fairy godmothers or wicked witches to…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 24, 2017

Bulls have to be delighted with how this summer is playing out so far, as the stock market emerged from another scary-looking correction in the face of the negative seasonality. While it seemed that the “sell in May and go away” rule would apply this year, the major indices have defied gravity and have continued…

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Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News | July 23, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 23rd, 2017 (Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News 7-23-17) We may have closed slightly lower on Friday, but it was a solid week for the broader stock market just the same. Earnings season is coming in well, but it is coming in mixed. Bulls…

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Scientific Method For The Win! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Are the markets in for a BIG rally? I know that sounds weird with the markets humming like they have been since last November – but don’t just take it from me, if you believe some of the Wall Street whisperers – we could be looking at a HUGE second half of the year. This…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 17, 2017

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve are back as the center of attention in the summer heat, as investors are trying to decide whether or not the monetary tightening cycle is for real. While Mario Draghi gave a huge boost to yields globally just three weeks ago, Mrs. Yellen and economic trends pushed the market…

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Interesting Week with All-Time Highs | July 16, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2017 (Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street 7-9-17) It was an interesting week to say the least. The Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 each hit all-time highs on Friday, and the Nasdaq came within striking distance of its record…

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The Future Is Now | From the Mind of the Gorilla

When you were a kid, what did you think the future would look like?   For me, I can remember the future I would dream about always seemed to involve flying cars, time travel, and hover boards.   Well, we may not have any of those things now, but that doesn’t mean the future isn’t…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 10, 2017

The major indices had a shaky Independence Day week following a volatile period, as the Nasdaq and the tech giants remained the center of attention. Before the week’s most awaited release, the government jobs report, the sentiment leaned on the bearish side. However, the mixed labor market numbers cleared the way for a healthy bounce…

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Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street | July 9, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2017 (Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street 7-9-17) With the Fourth of July falling on Tuesday this year, it was a light-volume, topsy-turvy week that saw a Thursday sell-off and a nice Friday rally. The major indices bounced back from that Thursday sell-off, and…

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The Oracle Making Moves | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Remember that old commercial for E.F. Hutton?   They had a tag line that was unmistakable. In fact, that tag line still lives on to this day, though, it’s used more as a joke than an actual commercial.   Do you remember it? If not, I’ll remind you. Ready?   “When E.F. Hutton talks, people…

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