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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Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets | May 15th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 15th, 2016 (Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets 5-15-16) It was a surprising Friday for the stock market, especially since investors were expecting a disappointing set of numbers in terms of retail sales and consumer sentiment. After all, last week’s dismal jobs report showed that just 160,000…

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Fed Sends Mixed Messages, Stocks Soar | January 31st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 31st, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-31-16) Bulls were hoping for a strong finish to a tough week, and somehow it happened. Despite the Fed’s mixed messages after its comments on Friday, investors took it as a plus and stocks headed resoundingly higher.…

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Santa Claus Rally On Hold | December 13th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 13th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-13-15) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday bounce, but that was not in the cards to wrap up what turned out to be a tough week in the stock market. Falling oil prices and…

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Dow Plunges and Recovers | August 30th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 30th, 2015 (Dow Plunges and Recovers 08-30-2015) By the looks of the flat and mixed close for stocks on Friday, most investors would have thought it was just one more of those lazy trading days of summer. The weekly numbers essentially said the same…

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China is the Stock Market’s Wild Card| August 15th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 15th, 2015 (Dow Continues Worst Streak in Four Years 08-15-2015) It was a strange week on Wall Street, as stocks rose sharply Monday and then faded hard and fast to a mid-Wednesday low that was looking precarious to say the least. The early week…

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Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole | August 23rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 23rd, 2014 (Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole 8-23-14) The anticipation that a “dovish” speech from Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole would somehow send stocks soaring into the close did not exactly play out on Friday. Bulls were looking for a “game on”…

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Star Spangled Week for Stock Market | July 4th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 4th, 2014 (Star Spangled Week in the Stock Market 7-4-14) It was a Star Spangled way to end the week, with the Dow surpassing the high-profile 17,000 level, and the odds are good that “The Dow” will be the talk of backyard barbecues this holiday…

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Dow Reaches All Time High, Again | June 7th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 7, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent June 6-7-14) The postman’s creed reads that “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” With a few word changes, that old U.S. mail saying sums up the action…

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