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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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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