The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | February 26, 2018

Although the effects of the mini-crash that took place three weeks ago are still clearly in the air, the market is healing, and investors are slowly regaining confidence after the sudden spike lower. Volatility is well below the levels of the post-crash days, and the major indices recovered a large part of their losses, with…

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From A God’s Lips, To Your Ears | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  The passing down of information….   That’s how our species survives – the exchange or passing down of knowledge either through DNA or through words – we are who we are because we have learned from the mistakes and successes of those who have come before us.   Our elders can teach us so…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | February 19, 2018

After a week of confusion and steep losses, driven by a surge in volatility and the subsequent collapse of several short-volatility strategies, the bull market returned to Wall Street with a bang. The major indices jumped by more than 5% from the recent correction lows. The Nasdaq led the way higher, while the Dow and…

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Market Corrections Has Consumer Confidence Returning | February 18, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on February 18, 2018 Market Corrections Has Consumer Confidence Returning 2-18-18) Last Friday it looked as though the stock market was set for a Monday meltdown, but oddly enough, that did not happen. We somehow saw a vibrant rally, and the rally seemed “real” because…

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Breathe Easy – It’s Almost Over | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  What a week, huh?   We watched more volatility in the markets over the past week or so than we have in almost 2 years.   I’m here to tell you that you’ve made it… you survived.   While many people out there weren’t prepared for or even expecting this frightening market event –…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | February 12, 2018

It was a memorable week for investors without a doubt, as the major indices outright crashed on Monday, due to a vicious cycle of surging volatility and declining stocks. The Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 all entered correction territory, dropping by more than 10% from their recent record highs, the deepest pullback in…

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One of the Toughest Weeks Ends Somewhat Positive | February 11, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on February 11, 2018 One of the Toughest Weeks Ends Somewhat Positive 2-11-18) This was one of the toughest weeks we have seen for the stock market in a long time. The 1,000-point daily declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have a way of…

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Old School Is the Cool School | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Power… If there’s one thing more important than biotech, precious metals, tech, and the internet COMBINED – it would be energy. It’s not hard to figure out why… Without electricity – whether it’s generated through renewable means, fossil fuels, or nuclear – almost every other industry or market is dead in the water. Energy…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | February 5, 2018

After a stellar first month for equities this year, February started out on a decisively negative note, with the major indices enduring the deepest correction since August. The benchmarks fell by around 4% from the record highs set in the previous week, while volatility also hit a 15-month high. Year-to-date, stocks are still up by…

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