The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 26, 2017

The summer lull officially arrived on Wall Street last week. Trading volume was very low and volatility declined even more, as the post-Fed turmoil cooled down. Two political developments caused some woes during the week, namely the President’s tweet concerning North Korea, and the ultimatum given to Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies. The…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 19, 2017

It took only a few hours for the price action to change dramatically on Wall Street, as the previously leading tech giants turned sharply lower in another “flash-crash-like” move that left investors wondering about the fragility of the market. The Nasdaq had a volatile week after the strong move, while the Dow and the S&P…

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The Market Reacts to Amazon’s New Purchase | July 18, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 18th, 2017 (The Market Reacts to Amazon’s New Purchase 6-18-17) Whole Foods Market (WFM) is a healthy place to eat, and although kind of pricey for consumers of that delicious and great food, the company has recently caught the eye of Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos. Jeff…

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Moving On Up | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  When it comes to driving and you hear the word “class” – which brand comes to mind?   There’s so many luxury car companies out there – it may be hard to settle on just one.   Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, Audi, BMW…   These vehicles and brands have always seemed to be synonymous with…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 12, 2017

The bull market was back in full force on Wall Street until Friday, as small caps finally showed strength and broke out to new all-time highs as measured by the Russell 2000 Index. The healing process that started following the one-day correction in mid-May led to a robust rally in June, and all of the…

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Strange End to a Calm Week | June 11, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 11th, 2017 (Strange End to a Calm Week 6-11-17) It was a strange week to say the least, and to make it all the more strange, was the “mega-tech” selloff midday Friday that drove the Nasdaq down 1.8%. All three of the major indices had hit new…

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Slick Moves | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Did you hear the news?   Russia has done the unthinkable – and the ramifications may be so over-reaching that it may just change the outlook of the world economy.   In fact…   What they just did might start a war unlike any we’ve ever seen.   Now, before you get all bunched up…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 5, 2017

Wall Street registered a very bullish week, following a slightly concerning period of negative divergences. The major indices all hit new all-time highs and closed the holiday-shortened week close to the record levels. Stocks have risen in 10 out of the past 11 sessions, as shorts were crushed after the brief, yet scary, correction two…

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