Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama | May 14th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 14th, 2017 (Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama 5-14-17) What an interesting week it was on Wall Street, as political intrigue in Washington DC took the spotlight! The “firing” of FBI Chief James Comey was particularly interesting because it seems as though both the Democrats…

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Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays | December 25, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 25th, 2016 (Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays 12-25-16) It was a long year for investors, but we closed out Friday with the three major indices slightly higher as we head toward the last week of trading. Bulls are still optimistic that…

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Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week | December 4th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 4th, 2016 (Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week 12-04-16) We are still flirting with all-time highs for the major indices, but Friday ended with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slightly higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly lower. It was a calm and…

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October Ends with Another Round of Madness | October 30, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 30, 2016 (October Ends with Another Round of Madness 10-30-16) Just when we were gearing up for the end of the contentious election that takes place on November 8th, there was yet another round of madness about Hillary Clinton’s emails on Friday that raised more…

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Fed Rate Hike May Still Be Imminent | September 27th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 27th, 2015 (Fed Rate Hike Still Imminent 09-27-2015) The Dow may have closed out Friday up more than 100 points, but the Nasdaq was down a percentage point for the day and the S&P 500 finished modestly in the red. The Dow received a…

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The Strange Year in Stocks Continues | August 2nd 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 2nd, 2015 (The Strange Year in Stocks Continues 08-02-2015) It has been a strange month for the stock market to say the least. It has been a strange year as well, and looking back to January 2nd, the S&P 500 was at 2,058. We have zigged…

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Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce | September 13th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 13th, 2014 (Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce 9-13-14) Bulls were hoping for a late-session bounce on Friday that might have at least pushed the S&P 500 back above 2,000 or prevented the Dow from closing below 17,000, but that sort of performance was…

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Ukraine and Russia Powered Market Movement | August 16th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 16th, 2014 (Ukraine and Russia Powered Market’s Movement 8-16-14) News of the attack by Ukraine on Russian military vehicles powered the market’s movement today, but after an early selloff, the stock market bounced back enough to finish flat and mixed for the day. It…

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