The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 17, 2016

The major indices headed lower last week, following the internal weakness that the Gorilla noticed in recent weeks. The short-term correction has been fairly muted so far, as most stocks remained above their September lows, and volatility also remained tame. The British pound continued to be the center of attention, as the extreme moves by…

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To Raise Or Not To Raise? | October 16th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 16, 2016 (To Raise Or Not To Raise? 10-16-16) Several of the big banks topped lower earnings estimates Friday morning, which allowed investors to breathe a big sigh of relief. We did see a late-day selloff on Friday, however, and the major indices closed out…

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The Biggest Little Boom | From the Mind of the Gorilla

I was on a flight recently and experienced something I never have before… During the obligatory niceties the flight attendant is required to make before take off, there was something different added to that day’s intercom monologue. You see, after giving instructions as to where the exits are or how to put on an oxygen…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 10, 2016

In the last two weeks, stocks settled back to trade in the same narrow range that they spent almost two months during the summer. Worries regarding the health of the European financial system made headlines once again, as Deutsche Bank (DB) continues to struggle, sparking fears of “global contagion.” The British pound “flash-crashed” on Thursday…

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Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start | October 9, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 9, 2016 (Feds’ Hands Tied with Negative October Start 10-9-16) We are in October, and we all know that October can be a tough month for the stock market. The Lehman-led meltdown from eight years ago remains on investors’ minds, and the recent problems…

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Blood In The Water | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Man… what a time to be in tech, huh? So many buyouts happening that it’s almost hard to keep track of which company is buying which! Blood is definitely in the water… And it’s only a matter of time till the circling sharks start moving in for the kill. For the savvy investor – now…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | October 3, 2016

Stocks experienced a mixed and ultimately slightly negative week, as the major indices traded without a clear direction, despite the encouraging underlying trend in the vast majority of the market. The election cycle entered its final stretch with the first Presidential debate on Monday. The positive reaction to Mrs. Clinton’s comfortable performance was the first…

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Third Quarter Ends With a Surprising Victory | October 2, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 2, 2016 (Third Quarter Ends With a Surprising Victory 10-2-16) Who is afraid of the “Big Bad Wolf” was the question going into Friday’s session, and the global “wild card” on that issue was Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank (DB). It had hit all-time…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | September 26, 2016

Stocks experienced a healthy rally towards the end of last week, after the uncertainty regarding the Federal Reserve cleared on Wednesday. Investors feared a “premature” rate hike by the Central Bank that could have sparked a deeper correction on Wall Street. The major indices climbed back to trade close to their all-time highs following the…

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