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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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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Bulls Let Down With The Week’s Outcome | August 14th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 14th, 2016 (Bulls Let Down With The Week’s Outcome 8-14-16) Bulls were hoping for a blockbuster upside win yesterday that would have closed us out at all-time highs for the week, but that was not to be the case. Retail sales for July came…

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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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Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone | July 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 26th, 2014 (Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone 7-26-14) Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) set a negative tone on Friday, as both announced earnings that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Visa is a Dow component, and that weighed heavily on the Dow. To…

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