Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week | December 4th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 4th, 2016 (Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week 12-04-16) We are still flirting with all-time highs for the major indices, but Friday ended with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slightly higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly lower. It was a calm and…

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Santa Claus Rally On Hold | December 13th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 13th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-13-15) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday bounce, but that was not in the cards to wrap up what turned out to be a tough week in the stock market. Falling oil prices and…

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Oil Remains on Radar in New Year | January 4th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 4th, 2015 (Oil Remains on Radar in New Year 01-04-2015) In a light-volume and uneventful Friday, the stock market kicked off 2015 with a mixed and mellow performance that left the Dow slightly higher and the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 lower. It was a quiet day…

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Oil Prices Remain Culprit | December 14th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 14th, 2014 (“All You Need Is Jobs” 12-14-14) It was not a Black Friday, but it was dark enough to have investors fretting as we headed into the weekend. We have become so accustomed to having late-Friday rallies that calm investors’ nerves. Closing out…

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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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Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone | July 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 26th, 2014 (Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone 7-26-14) Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) set a negative tone on Friday, as both announced earnings that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Visa is a Dow component, and that weighed heavily on the Dow. To…

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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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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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