Earnings Continue To Be Mixed | May 1st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 1st, 2016 (Earnings Continue To Be Mixed 5-01-16) It was a rough week for a stock market that was looking for direction. Stocks traded flat and mixed through Wednesday, but following the Fed’s comments on Wednesday, we saw a big decline on Thursday and another…

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Fed Gets Green Light on Possible Rate Hike | February 7th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 7th, 2016 (Fed Gets Green Light on Possible Rate Hike Week 2-07-16) Friday’s stock market slide was disappointing for the bullish camp to say the least. The government’s jobs number for January fell short of the expected 180,000, but at 151,000, it still showed that…

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A Real Stock Market Reversal Might Be In Place | January 24th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 24th, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-24-16) Friday’s bounce in oil prices put investors in a good mood, and some strong housing numbers added to the day’s optimism. It was one of those days that bulls love, and it was one of those…

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Worst Start Ever for Stocks | January 10th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 10th, 2016 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 1-10-16) It was a disheartening week for the bulls and news of it being the worst start ever for stocks to begin a new year, had strategists scratching their heads. We did, after all, get a solid-looking jobs number,…

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Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum | December 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 26th, 2015 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 12-26-15) Stocks closed mixed and flat on Christmas Eve, which was a disappointment for the bulls who were hoping for a rip-roaring Santa Claus Rally to close out the week. It was a decent week, though, and the…

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Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come | November 29th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 29th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 11-29-15) In post-Thanksgiving trading, the stock market closed flat and mixed, which was to be expected as investors retreated to enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. The Dow was slightly lower while the Nasdaq…

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October Was a Little Less Frightening | November 1st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 1st, 2015 (October Was a Little Less Frightening 11-01-15) A Happy Halloween to all! We all know that October has always been one of those historically spooky and scary months that most investors would prefer to avoid, but this October was exactly the opposite. There…

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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 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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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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