Federal Reserve Raises Rates | December 20th, 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 20th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-20-15) It was one of those weeks that we have not seen in quite a while. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter point, marking the first interest rate hike by the Fed…

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Fed Talks Tough and Investors Fight Back | November 15th, 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 15th, 2015 (Fed Talks Tough and Investors Fight Back 11-15-15) Last week’s stellar jobs number gave the Federal Reserve enough courage to wheel out various Fed officials this week to “get us ready” for a possible rate hike in December. The only problem is…

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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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Stock Market Flat to Close the Week | November 15th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 15th, 2014 (Stock Market Flat to Close the Week 11-15-14) The week played out on Friday with the same tune that it followed all week. Bulls were looking for a big win to close out the week, but instead we saw another flat close…

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The Current Stock Market is Flat and Mixed | September 20th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 20th, 2014 (The Current Stock Market is Flat and Mixed 9-20-14) Flat and mixed has been the theme for September, and that was exactly how the stock market closed out the week. The Dow and the S&P 500 did touch new highs, and the…

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Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce | September 13th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 13th, 2014 (Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce 9-13-14) Bulls were hoping for a late-session bounce on Friday that might have at least pushed the S&P 500 back above 2,000 or prevented the Dow from closing below 17,000, but that sort of performance was…

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Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole | August 23rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 23rd, 2014 (Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole 8-23-14) The anticipation that a “dovish” speech from Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole would somehow send stocks soaring into the close did not exactly play out on Friday. Bulls were looking for a “game on”…

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Star Spangled Week for Stock Market | July 4th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 4th, 2014 (Star Spangled Week in the Stock Market 7-4-14) It was a Star Spangled way to end the week, with the Dow surpassing the high-profile 17,000 level, and the odds are good that “The Dow” will be the talk of backyard barbecues this holiday…

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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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Memorial Day Weekend Stock Market Analysis

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 24, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend Stock Market Analysis 5-24-14) Whether you are off to the beaches, the mountains, or just staying home and barbecuing for the Memorial Day weekend, you can relax and celebrate (if you are a bull) this week’s solid performance in…

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