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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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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Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street | March 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 19th, 2017 (Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street  3-19-17) The week had begun with great expectations that we would get a catalyst or two that would send the stock market to new, breakout highs or a long-awaited selloff. The buzz surrounding Janet Yellen and the…

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Exciting Week for Stock Market | March 5th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 5th, 2017 (Exciting Week for Stock Market  3-5-17) It was an exciting week for the stock market, especially after Wednesday’s 300-plus-point gain for the Dow that powered all three of the major indices to all-time highs. The upside move was impressive, but things settled down…

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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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