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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October Ends with Another Round of Madness | October 30, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 30, 2016 (October Ends with Another Round of Madness 10-30-16) Just when we were gearing up for the end of the contentious election that takes place on November 8th, there was yet another round of madness about Hillary Clinton’s emails on Friday that raised more…

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To Raise Or Not To Raise? | October 16th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 16, 2016 (To Raise Or Not To Raise? 10-16-16) Several of the big banks topped lower earnings estimates Friday morning, which allowed investors to breathe a big sigh of relief. We did see a late-day selloff on Friday, however, and the major indices closed out…

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Lowest PMI Levels Since June Raise Economic Concerns | September 25th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 25th, 2016 (Lowest PMI Levels Since June Raise Economic Concerns 9-25-16) Stocks may have closed out the week on a negative note, but it was a positive week nonetheless. There was some concern about the preliminary Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) coming in at 51.4…

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Markets Remain Largely Unchanged Following Fed Comments | August 28, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 28th, 2016 (Markets Remain Largely Unchanged Following Fed Comments 8-28-16) The anticipation was hanging like a cloud over the stock market all week, and when we finally heard from Janet Yellen yesterday, the stock market barely flinched. It actually rose for a bit following…

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Optimistic Outlook as Fed Reserve Meeting Brews | July 24rd, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 24rd, 2016 (Optimistic Outlook as Fed Reserve Meeting Brews 7-24-16) Stocks built on early gains on Friday enough to flirt with all-time highs, as the major indices finished at or near their highs of the day. Bulls are still hoping for a big, high-volume…

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High Employment Has Bulls Singing | July 10th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2016 (High Employment has Bulls Singing 7-10-16) Bulls were hoping for some good economic news and a catalyst to head higher, and we got it in the form of a blow-out employment number of 287,000 for June that handily topped expectations of 173,000 as…

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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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Worst Start Ever for Stocks | January 10th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 10th, 2016 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 1-10-16) It was a disheartening week for the bulls and news of it being the worst start ever for stocks to begin a new year, had strategists scratching their heads. We did, after all, get a solid-looking jobs number,…

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Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum | December 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 26th, 2015 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 12-26-15) Stocks closed mixed and flat on Christmas Eve, which was a disappointment for the bulls who were hoping for a rip-roaring Santa Claus Rally to close out the week. It was a decent week, though, and the…

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