Mid-Month and Markets Continue Rising | October 15th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 15, 2017 (Mid-Month and Markets Continue Rising 10-15-17) Amazingly enough, here we are in mid-October with the stock market edging ever higher. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4%, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose about 0.2% each. We…

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Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected | August 13, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 13th, 2017 ( Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected 8-13-17) It was an interesting week on Wall Street, to say the least. War worries were in the picture, and that is generally not a bullish backdrop for the stock market. The week…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 7, 2017

It’s a year of records for the Dow, as the mega cap index hit 20,000, 21,000, and 22,000 for the first time in a six-month period, as the “Trump-Rally” seems to be favoring the largest companies. The broader benchmarks have been lagging the Dow recently, as the index closed at an all-time high for a…

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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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Up-down-up-down-up Week for Stocks | August 9th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 9th, 2014 (Up-down-up-down-up Week for Stocks 8-9-14) It was a rough week for the stock market as we saw an “up-down-up-down-up” week. Every day actually alternated in that exact sequence, but when the closing bell rang following Friday’s strong rally, all three of the…

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Bumpy Week for the Stock Market | July 12th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 12th, 2014 (Bumpy Week for the Stock Market 7-12-14) It was a bumpy week for the stock market, and Friday’s session started off with stocks edging lower. We did see things turn around a bit as the day wore on, though, as all three of…

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Late-Session Surge Goes Into the Green | June 29th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 29, 2014 (Late-Session Surge Goes Into the Green 6-29-14) It was one of those Fridays that had the “manipulation crowd” smiling. It is, after all, the end of the quarter on Monday so why not “run them hard” into the close? The late-session surge…

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Dow Reaches All Time High, Again | June 7th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 7, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent June 6-7-14) The postman’s creed reads that “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” With a few word changes, that old U.S. mail saying sums up the action…

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Stock Market Has Decent May | May 31st 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 31, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent May 5-31-14) Forget about that old saying that investors should, “sell in May and go away.” May actually turned out to be a pretty decent month for the stock market as it notched monthly gains of 0.8% for the…

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