The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 26, 2018

  Stocks had a decisively bearish week, as the Nasdaq-led rally that followed the February mini-crash ran out of steam and the major indices rolled over. Although all eyes were on the Fed and Jerome Powell, who took the first tightening step of his tenure, the escalation of Trump’s trade war was the real catalyst…

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Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous | March 25th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 25, 2018 Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous 3-25-18) The last thing investors wanted to see this week was an escalation in what we are now calling a potential “trade” or “tariff” war with China. It is still fairly contained, but it is…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 19, 2018

  Stocks failed to maintain the momentum of the previous weeks, as the market-leading Nasdaq pulled back from its fresh all-time high after a bullish Monday. The other major indices also remained well below their respective record highs. In fact, all of the major benchmarks closed the week in the red, as small caps closely…

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The Forge Is Heating Up | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Sigh…   You know, I hate politics – I really do.   But unfortunately, being in the business I’m in, politics holds a heavy sway over how the market performs on a daily basis – so as much as I hate that I have to pay attention – ultimately, I have to do what I…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 12, 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 re-test…

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Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market | March 11th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 11, 2018 Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market 3-11-18) What a week it was on Wall Street! What fired up the stock market on Friday was an extremely strong jobs report. It showed that 313,000 new jobs were created in February, which topped…

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Call Me “The Weatherman” | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Life is too short to spend time doing things that you don’t enjoy…   I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger say, “Man, I hate my job.” If I did, I’ll tell you, I’d have a lot of extra money laying around.  …

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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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