Stock Market Looking Forward To Summer Months | May 13, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on May 13th, 2018 Stock Market Looking Forward To Summer Months 5-13-18) Stocks closed out the week with five straight wins, as the Dow rose 2.3%, the Nasdaq rose 2.7% and the S&P 500 lifted by 2.4%. The Volatility Index (VIX) pulled back toward 13,…

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Do You Have The Guts? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Everything moves fast in the world of investing… There’s a sharp learning curve that quickly separates those who can cut the mustard and those who are bound to become lunchmeat. You have to have guts to make it in this business. Chutzpah, grit, fortitude, cojones – all describe what it takes to make it…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018 The emotional roller coaster of the earnings season dominated Wall Street last week, with the Fed’s rate decision and a slew of economic indicators thrown into the mix as well. The result was another choppy and flat week, as the major indices finished virtually unchanged, despite the wild swing in both directions.…

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Apple Helps Stock Market Close Out Week Fairly Strong | May 6th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on May 5th, 2018 Apple Helps Stock Market Close Out Week Fairly Strong 5-6-18) It is always fun to learn what Warren Buffett is buying. He apparently bought 75 million shares of Apple (AAPL) during the first quarter, and for a man that initially would…

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The Oracle Of Omaha Talks Cryptos | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Man, it seems like you can’t turn on the computer or TV now a days and NOT see a story about cryptocurrencies, and for good reason… They’ve created so much wealth over the last few years – that it’s almost impossible to ignore the possibilities. So it makes sense why so many people are talking…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 Stocks finished virtually unchanged for the second week in a row, despite some significant swings in both directions, as the correction that started in February is still dominating Wall Street. There was no shortage of catalysts, as economic releases, earnings reports, geopolitical events, and central bank meetings all provided ammunition for traders,…

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Good Finish to Politically Charged Week | April 29, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on April 29, 2018 Good Finish to Politically Charged Week  4-29-18) It was an interesting week on Wall Street with good earnings and not so good earnings, but the stock market held up very well. For all of the worry about 3.0% interest rates for…

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Who Will Be Our First Trillionaire? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Trillionaire… Seeing the word in black and white – it looks fake. “Trillionaire.” Like it’s something out of a children’s book or some obscure mathematical text long forgotten. We’ve heard of millionaires and billionaires… But a trillionaire? No. It hasn’t happened and many experts have predicted that it would never happen. The problem with the…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018 The major U.S. indices had a two-faced week— until Wednesday— everything looked set for the recovery to continue, as price action was bullish, while technicals and the geopolitical backdrop were improving. The last two sessions of the week saw a sharp reversal on Wall Street, and the key benchmarks finished back where…

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