Directionless Week Ends Somewhat Positive | April 23rd, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 23rd, 2017 (Directionless Week Ends Somewhat Positives 4-23-17) This was a tough week for the stock market, as it never really found direction. Earnings disappointments have put a damper on what bulls thought would be a “green light” for the major indices to move back…

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Stock Market Avoids Major Declines | April 16, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 16th, 2017 (Stock Market Avoids Major Declines 4-16-17) Despite the missile attack in Syria last week, and the MOAB bombing this week in Afghanistan, the stock market held up relatively well. Conventional wisdom would have said we should have seen major market declines. Yes, the…

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Stock Market Continues to Climb Even Higher | February 26, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 26th, 2017 (Stock Market Continues to Climb Even Higher 2-26-17) Friday’s action in the stock market was interesting to say the least. In the final minutes of trading, the Dow and the market in general, spiked enough to present the Dow Jones Industrial Average with…

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Low-Key Week With An All-Time High | January 15, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 15th, 2017 (Low-Key Week With An All-Time High 1-8-17) Quiet can sometimes be good when it comes to Wall Street. It was definitely a quiet week, and while the Dow failed to take out the 20,000 level, we did see the Nasdaq hit a…

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Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays | December 25, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 25th, 2016 (Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays 12-25-16) It was a long year for investors, but we closed out Friday with the three major indices slightly higher as we head toward the last week of trading. Bulls are still optimistic that…

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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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Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally | November 27th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 27th, 2016 (Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally 11-27-16) It was a half-day session on Friday, but what a great way to close out the week with the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 all hitting all-time highs on Friday. The post-election rally has added…

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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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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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