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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Markets Decline Despite Talks of Rate Hike | September 11, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 11th, 2016 (Declining Job Numbers Leads to Possibility of Rate Hike 9-11-16) The hard part of Friday’s stock market decline was the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve was hanging tough with its multi-week hawkish comments about a September rate hike. The Fed even…

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Summer Heat Brings a Calm Week | August 21, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 21st, 2016 (Summer Heat Brings a Calm Week 8-21-16) With all three major indices finishing Friday slightly lower, it rounded out a quiet week that was essentially flat. It was no surprise as there were just no big news items or earnings reports to send…

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The Strange Year in Stocks Continues | August 2nd 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 2nd, 2015 (The Strange Year in Stocks Continues 08-02-2015) It has been a strange month for the stock market to say the least. It has been a strange year as well, and looking back to January 2nd, the S&P 500 was at 2,058. We have zigged…

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Economy Googling its Way Toward Growth | July 19th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 19th, 2015 (Economy “Googling” its Way Toward Growth 07-19-2015) With Greece subsiding as the big worry of the week, investors gave a big cheer as the Nasdaq hit a fresh, all-time high. Powering the rise was none other than Google (GOOG), whose shares rose…

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Stocks Soar to 14 Year Highs | November 22nd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 22nd, 2014 (Stocks Soar to 14 Year Highs 11-22-14) Friday started strong and faded a bit, but we still saw the Dow and the S&P 500 hit all-time highs. The Nasdaq was on board as well, and it touched yet another 14-year high. So…

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The Stock Market Saw Goblins This Week | October 11th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 11th, 2014 (The Stock Market Saw Goblins This Week  10-11-14) In staying with the Halloween theme, the stock market saw more than its fair share of goblins this week, and while the bulls were looking for a strong upside close on Friday, they were…

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The Current Stock Market is Flat and Mixed | September 20th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 20th, 2014 (The Current Stock Market is Flat and Mixed 9-20-14) Flat and mixed has been the theme for September, and that was exactly how the stock market closed out the week. The Dow and the S&P 500 did touch new highs, and the…

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