The Silver Lining Attitude | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Ugh… When the numbers for February’s existing home sales came out – there were a lot of people that began to panic – namely realtors and insurance agents. How low were they? The National Association of Realtors reported that home resales dropped a little over 7%, bringing the annual rate to 5.08 million units, the…

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Avoiding Shortcuts | Do You Need Gorilla Trades?

Linda is quiet, studious and concerned with social issues. While an undergraduate at Yale, she majored in English literature and environmental studies. Given this information, indicate which of the following three cases is most probable. A) Linda is a librarian. B) Linda is a librarian and a member of the Sierra Club. C) Linda works…

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Stocks Stand Strong as Terror Strikes | March 27th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 27th, 2016 (Fed Calms and Market Rallies 3-27-16) Happy Easter weekend! The stock market was closed for Good Friday, which followed a flat and mixed session on Thursday. It was a tough week as investors had to digest the gruesome terrorist attacks in Belgium,…

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Oil: The Commodity We Love To Hate | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Oil… Crude has been creating Billionaires for almost 150 years – if you consider John D. Rockefeller’s establishment of Standard Oil as the beginning of the modern oil industry. Most American’s have a love/hate relationship with oil… Investors love watching prices surge – high crude prices often mean big profits for OTHER industries as well…

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Fed Calms and Market Rallies | March 20th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 20th, 2016 (Fed Calms and Market Rallies 3-20-16) It was a solid week for the stock market, as the Dow and the S&P 500 gained enough this week to put themselves in positive territory for the year. That was quite an impressive feat. The…

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ECB’s Promises Help Global Market Rebound | March 13th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 13th, 2016 (The Stock Market Stalled Out 3-13-16) It was a bumpy ride for the stock market this week, but the stock market managed to close out the week on a very positive note, with the Dow and the S&P 500 hitting their highest…

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The “Sunk Cost” Effect | Do You Need Gorilla Trades?

  1) Your family has tickets to a basketball game, which you have been looking forward to for a very long time. The tickets are worth $100. However, on the day of the game, a big snowstorm hits their area. Although you can still go to the game, the snowstorm will cause a hassle that…

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Employment Numbers Skyrocket | March 6th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 6th, 2016 (The Stock Market Stalled Out 3-06-16) Just as the bulls had hoped, we saw a solid upside finish on Friday that left the Dow above 17,000 and the S&P 500 a decimal below 2,000. It was a positive end to a tough week…

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