Low-Key Week With An All-Time High | January 15, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 15th, 2017 (Low-Key Week With An All-Time High 1-8-17) Quiet can sometimes be good when it comes to Wall Street. It was definitely a quiet week, and while the Dow failed to take out the 20,000 level, we did see the Nasdaq hit a…

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Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring | December 11th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 11th, 2016 (Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring 12-11-16) We can probably thank Friday’s University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment number for December, which rose sharply toward its highest level since 2004. Economists were looking for a 95.0 reading, which would have been up from the…

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Bulls Let Down With The Week’s Outcome | August 14th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 14th, 2016 (Bulls Let Down With The Week’s Outcome 8-14-16) Bulls were hoping for a blockbuster upside win yesterday that would have closed us out at all-time highs for the week, but that was not to be the case. Retail sales for July came…

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July Ends on an Interesting Note| July 31st, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 31st, 2016 (July Ends on an Interesting Note 7-31-16) Stocks closed out July on a mixed and quiet note, but overall, the month had the bullish camp smiling widely. The week was fairly flat, but for the month, the major indices hit a home…

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Week Ends On A Mixed, Yet Positive Note| July 17th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 17th, 2016 (Week Ends On A Mixed, Yet Positive Note 7-17-16) We did set record highs for the Dow and the S&P 500 on Friday, but the stock market ran out of upside steam and finished the day flat and mixed, with the Dow higher…

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Markets Bounce Back and Look Past Brexit | July 3rd, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 3rd, 2016 (Markets Bounce Back and Look Past Brexit 7-3-16) What a week it was, as we saw the major indices bounce back from last Friday’s 600-point decline in the Dow and finish the week essentially back where we were before the Brexit vote.…

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Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone | July 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 26th, 2014 (Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone 7-26-14) Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) set a negative tone on Friday, as both announced earnings that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Visa is a Dow component, and that weighed heavily on the Dow. To…

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Stock Market Has Decent May | May 31st 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 31, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent May 5-31-14) Forget about that old saying that investors should, “sell in May and go away.” May actually turned out to be a pretty decent month for the stock market as it notched monthly gains of 0.8% for the…

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Strengthening Economy and Interest Rates | May 3rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 3, 2014 (Strengthening Economy 5-3-14) Stocks edged lower Friday, but they somehow ended higher for the week, as we saw the Dow rise about 1%. The Nasdaq was up 1.2%, while the S&P 500 gained about 1% as well. It was not a bad…

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