New Jobs Number Starts the Weekend Positively | August 7, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 7th, 2016 (New Jobs Number Starts the Weekend Positively 8-7-16) The ADP private jobs number for July came in at 179,000 new jobs on Wednesday versus June’s 176,000, and that set a positive tone as we awaited the government’s numbers on Friday. The stock…

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A Real Stock Market Reversal Might Be In Place | January 24th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 24th, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-24-16) Friday’s bounce in oil prices put investors in a good mood, and some strong housing numbers added to the day’s optimism. It was one of those days that bulls love, and it was one of those…

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Consumer Sentiment at 11-Year High | January 17th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 17th, 2015 (Consumer Sentiment at 11-Year High 01-17-2015) The three major stock market indices saw some brief, early downside on Friday morning, but they managed to reverse and close out the day with a much-needed win. The January Consumer Sentiment report led the stock market…

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Oil Prices Remain Culprit | December 14th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 14th, 2014 (“All You Need Is Jobs” 12-14-14) It was not a Black Friday, but it was dark enough to have investors fretting as we headed into the weekend. We have become so accustomed to having late-Friday rallies that calm investors’ nerves. Closing out…

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