Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring | December 11th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 11th, 2016 (Post-Election Consumer Sentiment Positively Soaring 12-11-16) We can probably thank Friday’s University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment number for December, which rose sharply toward its highest level since 2004. Economists were looking for a 95.0 reading, which would have been up from the…

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Turning Black Into Green | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  When you think of the captains of industry and tycoons of years past what do you think of?   What’s the one thing that seemed to create everlasting fortunes for the heirs of these men of vision?   If you guessed steel, you’d be close…   But as you could probably guess from the…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | December 5th, 2016

Wall Street experienced a correction last week following the historic “Trump-rally” of the past few weeks. The slight decline was broad, although the huge difference between the various sectors persisted. The Nasdaq remained the weakest segment of the market, as some of the previous leaders of the bull market continue to struggle in the new…

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Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week | December 4th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 4th, 2016 (Stock Market’s Cool, Calm, and Collected Week 12-04-16) We are still flirting with all-time highs for the major indices, but Friday ended with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slightly higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly lower. It was a calm and…

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The Trump Plan | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  I’m here to confess… I’ve been hiding a pre tty big skeleton in my closet that I just can’t keep hidden any longer. In fact, most people in my position are hiding this same skeleton out of fear – fear that by revealing it to you – your faith in our abilities will be…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | November 28, 2016

The stock market settled down last week after the furious rally that followed the unlikely victory of Donald Trump in the Presidential election. The seismic shift toward financials and industry-related stocks continued, albeit in a less spectacular way. Investors are likely seeking exposure to the segments that are deemed to benefit from the proposed infrastructural…

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Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally | November 27th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 27th, 2016 (Stocks Hit Record Highs in Post-Election Rally 11-27-16) It was a half-day session on Friday, but what a great way to close out the week with the Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 all hitting all-time highs on Friday. The post-election rally has added…

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Ad-ing To Your Life | From the Mind of the Gorilla

What do you know about marketing? I mean, besides knowing the basics like commercials, ads and junk mail – most people don’t know a thing about marketing. I’m not ashamed to tell you that when it comes to marketing – I’m no expert – but there is something I feel like I need to tell…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | November 21, 2016

The stock market settled down last week after the furious rally that followed the unlikely victory of Donald Trump in the Presidential election. The seismic shift toward financials and industry-related stocks continued, albeit in a less spectacular way. Investors are likely seeking exposure to the segments that are deemed to benefit from the proposed infrastructural…

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Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike | November 20, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 20th, 2016 (Markets Seem Ready For Possible December Rate Hike  11-20-16) While the stock market may have run out of steam on Friday afternoon, the declines in the major indices were not all that bad. Banks and small-cap stocks have had a great post-election…

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