Information Gridlock | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Do you remember the story of Chicken Little?   It’s the story of the little chicken that was walking around and an acorn fell on her head and she immediately jumped to the conclusion that the sky was falling…   The rest of the story has this clucker running around the barnyard, freaking everybody out…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 9, 2017

Stocks delivered a delightful week for bulls once again, as the previous week’s strong showing was followed by a relentless march to record highs. Although small caps took a breather toward the end of the week after their tax-plan induced surge, financials and industrial stocks continued to lead the bull run. Political woes in the…

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Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note | October 8, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 8, 2017 (Stock Market Kicks-Off October on Good Note 10-8-17) Stocks closed Friday flat and mixed, but they did hit new all-time highs this week. Earnings season is underway, and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. For the week, the major…

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Acquisition Aftermath | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Have you ever had buyer’s remorse?   And I’m not talking about stocks – we’ve all bought something we thought would be a winner and watched as it reversed course.   I’m not talking about stocks…   I mean have you ever bought something that you didn’t really need but really wanted, got it…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 2, 2017

Bulls could hardly expect more from the last week of September than what stocks delivered, as the major indices all finished with gains despite a bearish Monday session. The effects of the German elections quickly faded away, and optimism spread on Wall Street in the second half of the week. Small caps have been a…

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Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week | October 1, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 1, 2017 (Month Ends with a Very Impressive Week 10-1-17) While stocks closed out Friday with slight gains, it still capped a very impressive week. Software and device-maker Roku (ROKU) had a “red hot” IPO that doubled in two days, and that sort…

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The First Rule About Fight Club? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Fight Club…   If you never got a chance to read the Chuck Palahniuk novel about how a man with a split personality can start a revolution through getting back to our basic instincts – you may have seen the wildly successful 1999 movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.   This may be one…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | September 25, 2017

The big Fed-Day has come and gone without a major effect on the ongoing trends in the stock market. While the Central Bank announced its plan to reduce its balance sheet starting in October, the benchmark rate remained unchanged. The major indices registered a mixed week as financials, and thus the S&P 500, slightly outperformed…

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Market Wanted an Upward Move, But Week Ends Flat | September 24, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 17, 2017 (Amidst Global Unrest, Market Edges Toward All-Time Highs 9-17-17) Stocks may have closed flat and mixed on Friday, which was the overall theme of the week as well. For the week, the major indices closed out with the S&P 500 flat, the…

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The Power Behind the Throne | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Who here’s a fan of the HBO hit show, Game of Thrones?   Not that I watch a lot of TV – but if there’s a show that’s worth watching – this one may be at the top of the list.   It may come off like a SciFi/fantasy show with its inclusion of dragons and…

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