The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | November 20, 2017

The red flags that popped up in recent weeks led to a slight decline at the beginning of the week, but the market gathered encouraging strength later on. The major indices finished little changed after the pullback, and the Gorilla was glad to see the relative strength of the Nasdaq and small caps, which usually…

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Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated | November 18, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 18, 2017 (Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated 11-18-17) Following blowout earnings from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO) this past week, bulls were thinking that all-time highs for the major indices were in the cards for Friday’s action. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | November 13, 2017

Stocks had an unexpectedly busy week, despite the relatively empty economic calendar and the end of the crucial part of the earnings season. Geopolitics and the bond market provided negative catalysts, as the Middle East is in turmoil again, with a Saudi Arabian epicenter, while high-yield corporate bonds are signaling some trouble in the “goldilocks”…

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Flat and Mixed Close Denies 9-Week Streak | November 12th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 12, 2017 (Flat and Mixed Close Denies 9-Week Streak 11-12-17) Bulls were hoping to keep the eight-week winning streak for the major indices in place, but the stock market was unable to hit the nine-week mark. We had a flat and mixed close…

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Let’s Eat | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Have you ever wondered what makes a business successful?   It’s one of the most fascinating things about the free market and capitalism…   A company’s recipe for success.   It all starts with an idea, right? That perfect idea that moves like-minded individuals in the same direction – driven by the same goal, to…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | November 6, 2017

Wall Street experienced another unusually calm week at this time of the year after what proved to be one of the least volatile months ever for stocks. The light activity is especially surprising in light of the busy economic calendar, the ongoing earnings season, the revealed GOP tax plan, and the announcement of the next…

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Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel | From the Mind of the Gorilla

This old adage has been used on Wall Street for years…   “Like shooting fish (or ducks) in a barrel” has been used to describe those things that are easy or “sure things” – which makes the fact that it’s become part of the Street’s jargon laughable.   Why?   Because there’s no such thing…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 30, 2017

Wall Street had a mixed week after the recent march to all-time highs, as stocks turned slightly lower in the next round of the inner battle in the Republican Party before upbeat earnings reports saved the day. While not everything is rosy regarding 3rd quarter numbers, the most watched companies reported better-than-expected numbers, with the…

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