Investors Remain Optimistic | February 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 19th, 2017 (Investors Remain Optimistic 2-19-17) Friday started off slow for the stock market, and the bulls were hoping for a late-day lift that would close out the week on a positive note. That is what happened, and the stock market ended with the major…

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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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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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Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally | November 27th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 27th, 2016 (Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally 11-27-16) It was a half-day session on Friday, but what a great way to close out the week with the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 all hitting all-time highs on Friday. The post-election rally has added…

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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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Optimistic Outlook as Fed Reserve Meeting Brews | July 24rd, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 24rd, 2016 (Optimistic Outlook as Fed Reserve Meeting Brews 7-24-16) Stocks built on early gains on Friday enough to flirt with all-time highs, as the major indices finished at or near their highs of the day. Bulls are still hoping for a big, high-volume…

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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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High Employment Has Bulls Singing | July 10th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2016 (High Employment has Bulls Singing 7-10-16) Bulls were hoping for some good economic news and a catalyst to head higher, and we got it in the form of a blow-out employment number of 287,000 for June that handily topped expectations of 173,000 as…

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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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