Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Month | December 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 3, 2017 (Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Months 12-3-17) It was a mixed week on Wall Street as we saw selling in big-cap tech and rotation into some of the sectors that have lagged throughout the year. We saw the stock market…

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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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Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated | November 18, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 18, 2017 (Mixed Week Leaves Bulls Frustrated 11-18-17) 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 all-time high…

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Strong Week for Tech Companies of All Ages | October 29, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 29, 2017 (Strong Week for Tech Companies 10-29-17) What a week it was for both new and old tech companies! Amazon (AMZN) posted strong earnings Thursday after the close, which set the stage for the Nasdaq’s 2.2% gain in Friday’s action that pushed…

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Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week | October 1, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 1, 2017 (Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week 10-1-17) While stocks closed out Friday with slight gains, it still capped a very impressive week. Software and device-maker Roku (ROKU) had a “red hot” IPO that doubled in two days, and that sort…

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A Long Week On Wall Street | September 10, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 10, 2017 (A Long Week On Wall Street 9-10-17) It was a long week on Wall Street as investors had to factor in three hurricanes. a big earthquake in Mexico, and a hacking breach at Equifax (EFX) that apparently released the personal data of…

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Global Economy Growth is Lackluster | August 27, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) The buzz from Jackson Hole is that the global economy is good, but not great. Janet Yellen’s morning speech emphasized that global central banks did their jobs and performed as necessary following the 2008-2009 global meltdown. She…

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Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street | July 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 30th, 2017 ( Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street 7-30-17) It was a very interesting week on Wall Street that had enough thrills and chills for everyone. The week closed with a thud, though, as the invincible Amazon (AMZN) had a 2.5% decline…

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Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street | July 9, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2017 (Topsy-Turvy Holiday Week for Wall Street 7-9-17) With the Fourth of July falling on Tuesday this year, it was a light-volume, topsy-turvy week that saw a Thursday sell-off and a nice Friday rally. The major indices bounced back from that Thursday sell-off, and…

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Market Finally Reacts to Political Drama | May 21, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 21st, 2017 (Market Finally Reacts to Political Drama 5-21-17) It was one of those weeks that if you are a bull, you probably would have wanted to miss. Political intrigue in Washington over leaks, Russia, firings, secret tapes and notes took center stage. The stock…

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