Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays | November 26th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 26, 2017 (Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays 11-26-17) 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…

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Record Highs 30 Years After Black Monday Crash | October 22nd, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 22, 2017 (Record Highs 30 Years After Black Monday Crash 10-22-17) What a difference 30 years makes! We had the 30-year anniversary of the Black Monday Crash of 1987, and amazingly enough, we had record highs in the major indices this week that…

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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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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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Strange End to a Calm Week | June 11, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 11th, 2017 (Strange End to a Calm Week 6-11-17) It was a strange week to say the least, and to make it all the more strange, was the “mega-tech” selloff midday Friday that drove the Nasdaq down 1.8%. All three of the major indices had hit new…

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Bulls Let Down By GDP Number | April 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 30th, 2017 (Bulls Let Down By GDP Number 4-30-17) Despite the blowout numbers from Amazon (AMZN) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) that we saw Thursday after the closing bell, the stock market experienced a lackluster day to close out the week. It was a great week…

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Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers | April 9th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 9th, 2017 (Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers 4-9-17) This past week marked the beginning of a new month and a new quarter for investors. It began flat and quiet, and the buzz was that once we saw employment numbers from ADP…

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