Directionless Week Ends Somewhat Positive | April 23rd, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 23rd, 2017 (Directionless Week Ends Somewhat Positives 4-23-17) This was a tough week for the stock market, as it never really found direction. Earnings disappointments have put a damper on what bulls thought would be a “green light” for the major indices to move back…

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Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street | March 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 19th, 2017 (Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street  3-19-17) The week had begun with great expectations that we would get a catalyst or two that would send the stock market to new, breakout highs or a long-awaited selloff. The buzz surrounding Janet Yellen and the…

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Investors Remain Optimistic | February 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 19th, 2017 (Investors Remain Optimistic 2-19-17) Friday started off slow for the stock market, and the bulls were hoping for a late-day lift that would close out the week on a positive note. That is what happened, and the stock market ended with the major…

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Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost | February 12, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 12th, 2017 (Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost 2-12-17) Investors had been frustrated for the past few weeks, as the major indices traded flat, quiet and mixed while the stock market looked for direction. This week looked as though we would see more…

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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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New President: How Did the Stocks React? | January 22, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 22nd, 2017 (Low-Key Week With An All-Time High 1-22-17) The inauguration has come and gone, and the United States has a new President that vowed very strongly on Friday to change things drastically. The new President Trump said that he will work for the…

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Investors Optimistic About New Year | January 8th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 8th, 2017 (Investors Optimistic About New Year 1-8-17) Once again, it was close, but no 20,000 cigar for the Dow Jones Industrial Average as it got to within a third of a point of 20K before pulling back a bit at the close. The…

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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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Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike | November 20, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 20th, 2016 (Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike  11-20-16) While the stock market may have run out of steam on Friday afternoon, the declines in the major indices were not all that bad. Banks and small-cap stocks have had a great post-election…

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