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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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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The Fed Met and the Market Yawned | September 20th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 20th, 2015 (The Fed Met and the Market Yawned 09-20-2015) For all of the weeks and weeks of analysis, commentary and discussion about what the Fed would do this past week with regard to interest rates, you would have thought we would have had…

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Thrills and Chills Rattle Bulls and Bears | July 12th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 12th, 2015 (Thrills and Chills Rattle Bulls and Bears 07-12-2015) It was a week of thrills and chills, with enough drama to rattle bulls and bears alike. The 3-plus hour closure of NYSE trading on Wednesday suggested that we might have seen another “Flash Crash”…

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