China is the Stock Market’s Wild Card| August 15th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 15th, 2015 (Dow Continues Worst Streak in Four Years 08-15-2015) It was a strange week on Wall Street, as stocks rose sharply Monday and then faded hard and fast to a mid-Wednesday low that was looking precarious to say the least. The early week…

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Push and Pull in Big-cap Tech | July 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 26th, 2015 (Push and Pull in Big-cap Tech 07-26-2015) It was a strange week for the stock market in which we saw Apple (AAPL) fall early in the week on sub-par numbers, but then we saw Amazon (AMZN) rocket higher to close out the…

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Thrills and Chills Rattle Bulls and Bears | July 12th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 12th, 2015 (Thrills and Chills Rattle Bulls and Bears 07-12-2015) It was a week of thrills and chills, with enough drama to rattle bulls and bears alike. The 3-plus hour closure of NYSE trading on Wednesday suggested that we might have seen another “Flash Crash”…

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Bulls Wanted a Happy 4th of July Weekend | July 5th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 5th, 2015 (Bulls Wanted a Happy 4th of July Weekend 07-05-2015) As we headed into the long Fourth of July Weekend, bulls were hoping for a strong Thursday performance that would have sent us into the weekend with fireworks to the upside, but that…

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Stocks Rise Sharply After Employment Report | May 10th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 10th, 2015 (Stocks Rise Sharply After Employment Report 05-10-2015) Bulls were cautiously optimistic heading into Friday, and what we needed was a solid jobs number. That was exactly what we saw Friday morning, as investors gave a “thumbs up” to the government employment report…

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This February Was One to Remember | March 1st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 1st, 2015 (This February Was One to Remember 03-01-2015) January closed out with monthly losses for the major indices, and with the old adage, “As January Goes…,” the thought was that February would prove just as challenging. After all, there was the Greek Crisis, tensions…

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Stock Market Impresses the Pessimists | February 21st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 21st, 2015 (Stock Market Impresses the Pessimists 02-21-2015) It was one of those weeks where a lot of things could have gone wrong, but somehow, some way, many of the “wild cards” remained calm and cool, and nothing actually went wrong. The big positive…

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