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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Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling | June 26th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 26th, 2016 (Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling 6-26-16) Just as we thought that the stock market was heading toward that proverbial “summer rally,” the British decided to exit the EU in a close vote that sent global markets reeling. It was far from a crash…

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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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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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The Stock Market Rebound Continues | March 3rd 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 3rd, 2016 (Fed Calms and Market Rallies 4-03-16) It was a tough first quarter for the stock market, but the numbers were not all that bad. For the quarter, the Dow was up 1.4%, and the S&P 500 was up 1%, while the Nasdaq was…

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Tough Spot Makes for Rocky Stocks | March 14th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 14th, 2015 (Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 03-14-2015) The stock market is in a very tough spot right now. We saw a weak January, a strong February, and while March is down, the month is still up for grabs in terms of performance. It looked as…

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January Closes With Unhappy Investors | January 31st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 31st, 2015 (January Closes With Unhappy Investors 01-31-2015) Bulls had been hoping for a positive close on Friday that would have finished out January trading with a win, but that was not in the cards. The lackluster fourth-quarter GDP number showing 2.6% versus the…

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Difficult Week for the Stock Market | April 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 26, 2014 (Difficult Week for the Stock Market 4-26-14) It was a strange and difficult week for the stock market, especially because of the turbulence in Ukraine. That whole drama is difficult to figure out, and it is weighing on the confidence of European…

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