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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Hectic Week for the Stock Market | February 5, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 5th, 2017 (Hectic Week for the Stock Market 2-5-17) It was an interesting week for the stock market, as it felt more dramatic than it actually was. We had a lot of politics, a Federal Reserve announcement, and the much-anticipated jobs report. So you would have…

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Low-Key Week With An All-Time High | January 15, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 15th, 2017 (Low-Key Week With An All-Time High 1-8-17) Quiet can sometimes be good when it comes to Wall Street. It was definitely a quiet week, and while the Dow failed to take out the 20,000 level, we did see the Nasdaq hit a…

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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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Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays | December 25, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 25th, 2016 (Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays 12-25-16) It was a long year for investors, but we closed out Friday with the three major indices slightly higher as we head toward the last week of trading. Bulls are still optimistic that…

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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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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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Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start | October 9, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 9, 2016 (Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start 10-9-16) We are in October, and we all know that October can be a tough month for the stock market. The Lehman-led meltdown from eight years ago remains on investors’ minds, and the recent problems…

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