Investors Remain Optimistic | February 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 19th, 2017 (Investors Remain Optimistic 2-19-17) Friday started off slow for the stock market, and the bulls were hoping for a late-day lift that would close out the week on a positive note. That is what happened, and the stock market ended with the major…

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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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New President: How Did the Stocks React? | January 22, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 22nd, 2017 (Low-Key Week With An All-Time High 1-22-17) The inauguration has come and gone, and the United States has a new President that vowed very strongly on Friday to change things drastically. The new President Trump said that he will work for the…

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Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring | December 11th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 11th, 2016 (Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring 12-11-16) We can probably thank Friday’s University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment number for December, which rose sharply toward its highest level since 2004. Economists were looking for a 95.0 reading, which would have been up from the…

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Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally | November 27th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 27th, 2016 (Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally 11-27-16) It was a half-day session on Friday, but what a great way to close out the week with the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 all hitting all-time highs on Friday. The post-election rally has added…

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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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To Raise Or Not To Raise? | October 16th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 16, 2016 (To Raise Or Not To Raise? 10-16-16) Several of the big banks topped lower earnings estimates Friday morning, which allowed investors to breathe a big sigh of relief. We did see a late-day selloff on Friday, however, and the major indices closed out…

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Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start | October 9, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 9, 2016 (Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start 10-9-16) We are in October, and we all know that October can be a tough month for the stock market. The Lehman-led meltdown from eight years ago remains on investors’ minds, and the recent problems…

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