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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Market Wanted an Upward Move, But Week Ends Flat | September 24, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 17, 2017 (Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs 9-17-17) Stocks may have closed flat and mixed on Friday, which was the overall theme of the week as well. For the week, the major indices closed out with the S&P 500 flat, the…

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Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs | September 17th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 17, 2017 (Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs 9-17-17) Despite hurricane fallout, terror attacks, another North Korean missile launch, and general global nervousness, the stock market once again edged toward all-time highs this past week. It did so calmly and quietly with…

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Positive Start to Labor Day Weekend | September 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) A Happy Labor Day Weekend to all, and while volume was light, we closed out Friday positive. Bulls were hoping for new highs for the major indices to close out the week, but that was not to…

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Tough Week for Stock Market | August 20, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 20th, 2017 (Tough Week for Stock Market 8-20-17) It was a tough week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a big Friday lift, that was not what we saw. The major indices finished slightly lower on Friday, but overall, it was…

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Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected | August 13, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 13th, 2017 ( Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected 8-13-17) It was an interesting week on Wall Street, to say the least. War worries were in the picture, and that is generally not a bullish backdrop for the stock market. The week…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 7, 2017

It’s a year of records for the Dow, as the mega cap index hit 20,000, 21,000, and 22,000 for the first time in a six-month period, as the “Trump-Rally” seems to be favoring the largest companies. The broader benchmarks have been lagging the Dow recently, as the index closed at an all-time high for a…

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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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Interesting Week with All-Time Highs | July 16, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2017 (Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street 7-9-17) It was an interesting week to say the least. The Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 each hit all-time highs on Friday, and the Nasdaq came within striking distance of its record…

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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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