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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July Ends on an Interesting Note| July 31st, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 31st, 2016 (July Ends on an Interesting Note 7-31-16) Stocks closed out July on a mixed and quiet note, but overall, the month had the bullish camp smiling widely. The week was fairly flat, but for the month, the major indices hit a home…

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Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets | May 15th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 15th, 2016 (Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets 5-15-16) It was a surprising Friday for the stock market, especially since investors were expecting a disappointing set of numbers in terms of retail sales and consumer sentiment. After all, last week’s dismal jobs report showed that just 160,000…

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Economics, Earnings, and Global Concerns | April 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 26th, 2015 (Another Great Week For the Bulls 04-26-2015) It was a roller coaster week for the stock market as mixed economic news, mixed earnings news, and global concerns pushed and pulled stocks in both directions. When the closing bell rang on Friday, however, the…

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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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Market Closes Par for the Course| May 17th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 17, 2014 (Stock Market “Par for the Course” 5-17-14) Stocks managed to rally back from their morning and mid-day lows, and close Friday with all three of the major indices in the green. We may have seen small gains for the day on Friday,…

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Strengthening Economy and Interest Rates | May 3rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 3, 2014 (Strengthening Economy 5-3-14) Stocks edged lower Friday, but they somehow ended higher for the week, as we saw the Dow rise about 1%. The Nasdaq was up 1.2%, while the S&P 500 gained about 1% as well. It was not a bad…

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