S&P 500 and Nasdaq Hit All-Time Highs | May 28th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 28th, 2017 (S&P 500 and Nasdaq Hit All-Time Highs 5-28-17) Domestic politics were sort of on hold this past week as President Trump visited the Middle East and Europe, but it looks as though the Russian issues will be back in the spotlight after the…

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Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama | May 14th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 14th, 2017 (Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama 5-14-17) What an interesting week it was on Wall Street, as political intrigue in Washington DC took the spotlight! The “firing” of FBI Chief James Comey was particularly interesting because it seems as though both the Democrats…

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Bulls Let Down By GDP Number | April 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 30th, 2017 (Bulls Let Down By GDP Number 4-30-17) Despite the blowout numbers from Amazon (AMZN) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) that we saw Thursday after the closing bell, the stock market experienced a lackluster day to close out the week. It was a great week…

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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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Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers | April 9th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 9th, 2017 (Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers 4-9-17) This past week marked the beginning of a new month and a new quarter for investors. It began flat and quiet, and the buzz was that once we saw employment numbers from ADP…

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Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost | February 12, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 12th, 2017 (Market Finds Direction With End of the Week Boost 2-12-17) Investors had been frustrated for the past few weeks, as the major indices traded flat, quiet and mixed while the stock market looked for direction. This week looked as though we would see more…

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Week Ends On An Upward Climb | January 29, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 29th, 2017 (Week Ends On An Upward Climb 1-29-17) It took a little while, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally moved above 20,000 to close out the week at a new lofty level. Its new all-time high is 20,125, and it closed out the week…

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Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike | November 20, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 20th, 2016 (Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike  11-20-16) While the stock market may have run out of steam on Friday afternoon, the declines in the major indices were not all that bad. Banks and small-cap stocks have had a great post-election…

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