All 3 Major Indices Close with a Win | May 7, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 7th, 2017 (All 3 Major Indices Close with a Win 5-7-17) Bulls were hoping for a strong Friday close, and while it was not a rip-roaring close, it did allow the major indices to close out the week with a much-needed win. All three of…

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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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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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Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week | December 4th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 4th, 2016 (Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week 12-04-16) We are still flirting with all-time highs for the major indices, but Friday ended with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slightly higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly lower. It was a calm and…

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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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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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Investors See Worst Jobs Report in Five Years | June 5th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 5th, 2016 (Stocks Soar Going Into Memorial Day Weekend 6-05-16) There was investor optimism going into Friday’s jobs report that we would get a strong employment report which would confirm that the economy was vibrant and that better days were on the way. After all,…

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Jobs: Great for the Economy, Bad for Stocks | November 8th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 8th, 2015 (October Was a Little Less Frightening 11-08-15) It was one of those “good news was bad news” days on Wall Street Friday, as the impressive-looking jobs number gave the Fed a “thumbs up” for a rate hike in December. Economists were looking…

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Dow Continues Worst Streak in Four Years | August 9th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 9th, 2015 (Dow Continues Worst Streak in Four Years 08-09-2015) The stock market fell on Friday, as a solid jobs report left open the possibility of a Federal Reserve rate hike next month. The Dow fell 46, or 0.3%, to 17,373. The Dow declined…

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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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