Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Month | December 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 3, 2017 (Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Months 12-3-17) It was a mixed week on Wall Street as we saw selling in big-cap tech and rotation into some of the sectors that have lagged throughout the year. We saw the stock market…

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Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated | November 18, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 18, 2017 (Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated 11-18-17) Following blowout earnings from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO) this past week, bulls were thinking that all-time highs for the major indices were in the cards for Friday’s action. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high…

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Strong Week for Tech Companies of All Ages | October 29, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 29, 2017 (Strong Week for Tech Companies 10-29-17) What a week it was for both new and old tech companies! Amazon (AMZN) posted strong earnings Thursday after the close, which set the stage for the Nasdaq’s 2.2% gain in Friday’s action that pushed…

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Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note | October 8, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 8, 2017 (Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note 10-8-17) Stocks closed Friday flat and mixed, but they did hit new all-time highs this week. Earnings season is underway, and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. For the week, the major…

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Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week | October 1, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 1, 2017 (Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week 10-1-17) While stocks closed out Friday with slight gains, it still capped a very impressive week. Software and device-maker Roku (ROKU) had a “red hot” IPO that doubled in two days, and that sort…

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A Long Week On Wall Street | September 10, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 10, 2017 (A Long Week On Wall Street 9-10-17) It was a long week on Wall Street as investors had to factor in three hurricanes. a big earthquake in Mexico, and a hacking breach at Equifax (EFX) that apparently released the personal data of…

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Record Highs and Summer Static | August 6, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 6th, 2017 ( Record Highs and Summer Static 8-6-17) Bulls were pleased to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another all-time high on Friday, but not having the Nasdaq and S&P 500 join the all-time-high party was a summer bummer. It was a solid…

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Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News | July 23, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 23rd, 2017 (Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News 7-23-17) We may have closed slightly lower on Friday, but it was a solid week for the broader stock market just the same. Earnings season is coming in well, but it is coming in mixed. Bulls…

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S&P 500 and Nasdaq Hit All-Time Highs | May 28th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 28th, 2017 (S&P 500 and Nasdaq Hit All-Time Highs 5-28-17) Domestic politics were sort of on hold this past week as President Trump visited the Middle East and Europe, but it looks as though the Russian issues will be back in the spotlight after the…

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Market Finally Reacts to Political Drama | May 21, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 21st, 2017 (Market Finally Reacts to Political Drama 5-21-17) It was one of those weeks that if you are a bull, you probably would have wanted to miss. Political intrigue in Washington over leaks, Russia, firings, secret tapes and notes took center stage. The stock…

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