The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 While last week started in a positive fashion on Wall Street, bulls couldn’t maintain the momentum, and stocks retreated from their near-record-high levels as the weekend drew to a close. The continued woes regarding emerging markets were behind the pullback, as the dollar’s strength, together with rising bond yields and escalating trade…

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A Giant Among Giants | From the Mind of the Gorilla

    Can a company get TOO big?   Meaning can a company become so big that the investing world just stops caring about what is does?   Now… I don’t mean “expensive…”   I’m strictly talking about size.   Can a company get so big in size – that the general public begins to…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 6, 2018

  August 6, 2018 While it’s hard to identify a clear trend looking at the price action of the last couple of weeks, the outcome of the “green-bar-red-bar” madness has to be encouraging for bulls. Despite the choppy environment, which is normal for an earnings season, and the divergences that the Gorilla pointed out several…

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Apple’s Historic Milestone Leaves Investors Optimistic | August 5, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on August 5th, 2018 Apple’s Historic Milestone Leaves Investors Optimistic 8-5-18) The big news of the week was Apple (AAPL) crossing the trillion dollar mark, and that had investors in a good mood. The company may be worth a lot, but oddly enough, it still…

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Chicken Little Syndrome | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Are you freaking out? There are people out there that are having conniption fits over what happened with one of the world’s most famous (or infamous) stocks – Facebook (FB). In ONE day of trading, Facebook lost $120 billion in value… That. Is. Crazy. And people are freaking out. Now, I totally understand why;…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 30, 2018

    July 30, 2018 The major indices had a mixed week, although bulls were glad to see the Dow and the S&P 500 finally fully recover from the February mini-crash. The Nasdaq and small caps lagged behind for the second week in a row. The major indices had a mixed week, as although bulls…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 23, 2018

  July 23, 2018 While the headlines were all about the President’s controversial Helsinki meeting with Putin last week, investors were more focused on Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s slightly hawkish testimony and corporate earnings. The major indices had a quiet summer week as far as price action is concerned, although there was considerable excitement on…

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