The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | April 2, 2018

For a lot of investors, it might seem like this year, Good Friday was not a holiday, as there was enough action on Wall Street to fill not one, but even two weeks. Equities experienced volatile swings every day, and although it’s hard to speak about an established rising trend, the major indices finished well…

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Overall Tough Quarter for the Stock Market | April 1st 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on April 1, 2018 Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous 4-1-18) Stocks cruised into the holiday weekend higher, and Thursday brought us some moderate gains. It was a decent week overall, though, as we saw the Dow rise 2.4%, the Nasdaq gain 1.0%, and the…

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It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Volatility rears its ugly head!   We knew it was going to happen…   You don’t raise rates, ignite a potential trade war, and expect that the markets are going to continue to hum at a record pace – it’s just not how things work.   Ever since Trump’s “tariff” talk – things have taken…

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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 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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