Tough Week for Stock Market | August 20, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 20th, 2017 (Tough Week for Stock Market 8-20-17) It was a tough week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a big Friday lift, that was not what we saw. The major indices finished slightly lower on Friday, but overall, it was…

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Is It Time To Pull The Trigger? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Forward progression…   That’s not only the nature of business, but it’s the nature of life in general.   For humans, we’ve watched that progression in the form of our fuels – from wood for fires, to peat moss, to coal, to oil – all of these natural fuel sources have kept our species warm…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market | August 14, 2017

The post-Jobs Friday vacation week turned out much more volatile than anyone expected, as the lingering risk that the North Korean nuclear program posed intensified. Tensions rose after a series of reports, which point to some much-feared upgrades in the country’s missile force. The “under the hood” weakness that the Gorilla noted in the stock…

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Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected | August 13, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 13th, 2017 ( Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected 8-13-17) It was an interesting week on Wall Street, to say the least. War worries were in the picture, and that is generally not a bullish backdrop for the stock market. The week…

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The Legacy of Steve Jobs | From the Mind of the Gorilla

There’s no denying the impact that Steve Jobs had on Apple (AAPL), in fact…   One could argue that Steve Jobs may be the most influential man of the digital age.   Almost everything we now see as “essential” to 21st Century living can be attributed to his ingenuity, drive and scope of vision…  …

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 7, 2017

It’s a year of records for the Dow, as the mega cap index hit 20,000, 21,000, and 22,000 for the first time in a six-month period, as the “Trump-Rally” seems to be favoring the largest companies. The broader benchmarks have been lagging the Dow recently, as the index closed at an all-time high for a…

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Record Highs and Summer Static | August 6, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 6th, 2017 ( Record Highs and Summer Static 8-6-17) Bulls were pleased to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another all-time high on Friday, but not having the Nasdaq and S&P 500 join the all-time-high party was a summer bummer. It was a solid…

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The End! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Is it time to FINALLY celebrate?   Can we all release a collective sigh of relief?   If what the markets are telling us is true – then we may all be able to rest a lot easier for a while…   The recession finally seems to be over.   I knew when Trump was…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 31, 2017

Stocks had a very busy week, as the earnings season heated up, the Federal Reserve held its monetary meeting, and the leaders of the Nasdaq scared traders with another “flash crash.” With more than $3 trillion of market capitalization erased during the week the increased volatility is understandable. The released numbers were mixed, with AT&T…

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Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street | July 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 30th, 2017 ( Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street 7-30-17) It was a very interesting week on Wall Street that had enough thrills and chills for everyone. The week closed with a thud, though, as the invincible Amazon (AMZN) had a 2.5% decline…

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