More BANG For Your Buck | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Who’s ready to make some money?   Yes, that was rhetorical…   We ALL are – but the real question: Are you ready to put aside any sensibilities you may have in order to make that money?   Because the truth is – not every investment is the same. Some may be a bit “darker”…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 15, 2017

Donald Trump stole the show once again last week, as he fired FBI Director James Comey, causing a huge backlash and another round of Russian-related accusations from his opposition. The announcement triggered a small sell-off on Wall Street, even after the favorable result of the French Presidential election. Tech stocks, led by Apple (AAPL), pulled…

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Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama | May 14th, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 14th, 2017 (Stock Market Unfazed Amid Political Drama 5-14-17) What an interesting week it was on Wall Street, as political intrigue in Washington DC took the spotlight! The “firing” of FBI Chief James Comey was particularly interesting because it seems as though both the Democrats…

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Jack of All Trades – Master of None | From the Mind of the Gorilla

I’m going to share with you something that no market guru will share with you today…   Something that’s so profound and dangerous to reveal – that you may think I’m dumb for doing it – but in the spirit of transparency, I think it’s important for you to know.   When it comes to…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 8, 2017

  Wall Street had a quiet and mixed week following the euphoric post-French-election surge, as the usually impactful Fed meeting and jobs report didn’t get traders very excited. The FOMC did not cause any major surprises this month, leaving the benchmark rate unchanged, while the robust employment numbers were was also largely in line with…

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All 3 Major Indices Close with a Win | May 7, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 7th, 2017 (All 3 Major Indices Close with a Win 5-7-17) Bulls were hoping for a strong Friday close, and while it was not a rip-roaring close, it did allow the major indices to close out the week with a much-needed win. All three of…

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The Shifting Auto Industry | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Cars… Ever since Karl Benz invented the very first modern automobile, inventors, innovators, and mad scientists around the world have been trying to improve upon the original design. America has been a big reason for that – as we Americans have a taste for more… We want it bigger. We want it faster. We want…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 1, 2017

The aftermath of the French election saw a rush back into “risk-on” assets globally, as investors removed their hedges against the “doomsday-scenario” in Europe. The projected victory of Macron, the Centrist candidate, caused a huge sigh of relief, as the anti-EU forces seem to be losing. The rosy earnings reports of the week also gave…

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Bulls Let Down By GDP Number | April 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 30th, 2017 (Bulls Let Down By GDP Number 4-30-17) Despite the blowout numbers from Amazon (AMZN) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) that we saw Thursday after the closing bell, the stock market experienced a lackluster day to close out the week. It was a great week…

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Same Tune, Different Words | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Back in 1981, when MTV first went live, their first video was by a band called The Buggles, appropriately titled “Video Killed The Radio Star”…   I remember watching it – and I knew then that things would be way different from that point on.   And they are…   MTV doesn’t even play music…

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