The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 19, 2018

  Stocks failed to maintain the momentum of the previous weeks, as the market-leading Nasdaq pulled back from its fresh all-time high after a bullish Monday. The other major indices also remained well below their respective record highs. In fact, all of the major benchmarks closed the week in the red, as small caps closely…

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The Forge Is Heating Up | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Sigh…   You know, I hate politics – I really do.   But unfortunately, being in the business I’m in, politics holds a heavy sway over how the market performs on a daily basis – so as much as I hate that I have to pay attention – ultimately, I have to do what I…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 12, 2018

Although last week started out on a very positive note, with a broad rally that carried the major indices up by almost 2% on Monday, what followed was nothing short of brutal. The Dow and the S&P 500 lost 6% in 3 days, and even though there was a significant bounce on Friday, a re-test…

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Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market | March 11th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 11, 2018 Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market 3-11-18) What a week it was on Wall Street! What fired up the stock market on Friday was an extremely strong jobs report. It showed that 313,000 new jobs were created in February, which topped…

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Call Me “The Weatherman” | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Life is too short to spend time doing things that you don’t enjoy…   I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger say, “Man, I hate my job.” If I did, I’ll tell you, I’d have a lot of extra money laying around.  …

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 5, 2018

  Although last week started out on a very positive note, with a broad rally that carried the major indices up by almost 2% on Monday, what followed was nothing short of brutal. The Dow and the S&P 500 lost 6% in 3 days, and even though there was a significant bounce on Friday, a…

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Challenging Week for Stock Market | March 4th 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 4, 2018 Challenging Week for Stock Market 3-4-18) After an early session selloff, the stock market managed to rally back for a mixed close on Friday. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 were positive for the day, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower…

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Welcome Home | From the Mind of the Gorilla

NAFTA: The North American Free Trade Agreement – the business treaty that allowed tariff-free trade between Mexico, Canada, and the US is on the verge of becoming a memory after being enacted almost twenty-five years ago.   One of the winning points for Trump’s Presidential campaign was bringing jobs back to America – and one…

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