Indecisive Week for Stock Market | July 1, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 2nd, 2017 (Indecisive Week for Stock Market 7-2-17) Stocks closed out an indecisive week, well, indecisive. We saw a big bounce in banks and financials (BKX), but we also continue to see selling in some of the mega-cap tech names. These offsetting forces left the…

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The Market Reacts to Amazon’s New Purchase | July 18, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 18th, 2017 (The Market Reacts to Amazon’s New Purchase 6-18-17) Whole Foods Market (WFM) is a healthy place to eat, and although kind of pricey for consumers of that delicious and great food, the company has recently caught the eye of Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos. Jeff…

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Week Ends On An Upward Climb | January 29, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 29th, 2017 (Week Ends On An Upward Climb 1-29-17) It took a little while, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally moved above 20,000 to close out the week at a new lofty level. Its new all-time high is 20,125, and it closed out the week…

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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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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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