The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 28, 2017

Wall Street experienced a quiet week of trading, as investors were waiting for the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole symposium. (There are also very few economic releases coming out before the end of the summer season.) The much-awaited meeting didn’t change the underlying trends in the market, with no major shifts in the central bank’s rhetoric.…

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Global Economy Growth is Lackluster | August 27, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) The buzz from Jackson Hole is that the global economy is good, but not great. Janet Yellen’s morning speech emphasized that global central banks did their jobs and performed as necessary following the 2008-2009 global meltdown. She…

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The NEXT Big Thing Is Tiny | From the Mind of the Gorilla

It’s time to take a step forward. Actually, no… It’s time to take a LEAP forward. And I’m not talking about societally or geopolitically… I’m talking about taking a quantum step forward in the way we make money in the markets. The future is moving in one, technological direction – we can see it happening…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market | August 21, 2017

Just when it looked like the major indices had recovered from their “North Korea” lows last week, another steep decline rocked Wall Street on Thursday, with small caps being at the forefront of the correction. This time, the increasing worries about the new administration’s policy plans triggered the drop and were intensified by the tragic…

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Tough Week for Stock Market | August 20, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 20th, 2017 (Tough Week for Stock Market 8-20-17) It was a tough week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a big Friday lift, that was not what we saw. The major indices finished slightly lower on Friday, but overall, it was…

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Is It Time To Pull The Trigger? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Forward progression…   That’s not only the nature of business, but it’s the nature of life in general.   For humans, we’ve watched that progression in the form of our fuels – from wood for fires, to peat moss, to coal, to oil – all of these natural fuel sources have kept our species warm…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market | August 14, 2017

The post-Jobs Friday vacation week turned out much more volatile than anyone expected, as the lingering risk that the North Korean nuclear program posed intensified. Tensions rose after a series of reports, which point to some much-feared upgrades in the country’s missile force. The “under the hood” weakness that the Gorilla noted in the stock…

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Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected | August 13, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 13th, 2017 ( Week Ends Down, But Not As Low As Expected 8-13-17) It was an interesting week on Wall Street, to say the least. War worries were in the picture, and that is generally not a bullish backdrop for the stock market. The week…

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The Legacy of Steve Jobs | From the Mind of the Gorilla

There’s no denying the impact that Steve Jobs had on Apple (AAPL), in fact…   One could argue that Steve Jobs may be the most influential man of the digital age.   Almost everything we now see as “essential” to 21st Century living can be attributed to his ingenuity, drive and scope of vision…  …

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 7, 2017

It’s a year of records for the Dow, as the mega cap index hit 20,000, 21,000, and 22,000 for the first time in a six-month period, as the “Trump-Rally” seems to be favoring the largest companies. The broader benchmarks have been lagging the Dow recently, as the index closed at an all-time high for a…

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