Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays | November 26th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 26, 2017 (Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays 11-26-17) Following blowout earnings from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO) this past week, bulls were thinking that all-time highs for the major indices were in the cards for Friday’s action. The Nasdaq hit an…

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Flat and Mixed Close Denies 9-Week Streak | November 12th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 12, 2017 (Flat and Mixed Close Denies 9-Week Streak 11-12-17) Bulls were hoping to keep the eight-week winning streak for the major indices in place, but the stock market was unable to hit the nine-week mark. We had a flat and mixed close…

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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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Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note | October 8, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 8, 2017 (Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note 10-8-17) Stocks closed Friday flat and mixed, but they did hit new all-time highs this week. Earnings season is underway, and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. For the week, the major…

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Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs | September 17th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 17, 2017 (Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs 9-17-17) Despite hurricane fallout, terror attacks, another North Korean missile launch, and general global nervousness, the stock market once again edged toward all-time highs this past week. It did so calmly and quietly with…

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Positive Start to Labor Day Weekend | September 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) A Happy Labor Day Weekend to all, and while volume was light, we closed out Friday positive. Bulls were hoping for new highs for the major indices to close out the week, but that was not to…

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Tough Week for Stock Market | August 20, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 20th, 2017 (Tough Week for Stock Market 8-20-17) It was a tough week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a big Friday lift, that was not what we saw. The major indices finished slightly lower on Friday, but overall, it was…

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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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