An Uncomfortable Truth | From the Mind of the Gorilla

When it comes to news, most Americans only follow the stories that pertain to their lives, views and ideals. They shelter themselves in a cocoon of news sources that reinforce their ideas… Conservatives tout the truthfulness of Fox…. Liberals cling to the Rachel Maddows of MSNBC… But the problem in following this practice is simple:…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 20, 2016

The sharp decline of the previous Friday turned out to be more than just a one day wonder, as stocks continued lower throughout a nervous week. Central banks were out in full force, with three out of the four major monetary authorities (the Fed, the Bank of Japan, and the Bank of England) holding their…

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Bulls Disappointed By Friday Fade | June 19th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 19th, 2016 (Bulls Disappointed By Friday Fade 6-19-16) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday rally that would build on Thursday’s gains, but that was not to be the case. Friday’s fade was not all that bad, but it did close out a tough…

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The Lithium Revolution | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Let’s be honest… While the lure of electric cars gets harder to ignore, especially with today’s fluctuating gas prices and the attractive options that Tesla is putting out, the truth of the matter is, a fully electric car is not feasible for many of today’s American commuters. The ease of fossil fuels is something that’s…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 13, 2016

Stocks enjoyed a mildly bullish and calm week until the sudden decline on Friday pushed the major indices into the red. Investors looking just at the U.S. market might have been scratching their heads as Wall Street registered its worst day in a month. The few economic releases of the week were all in-line with…

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Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels | June 12th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 12th, 2016 (Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels 6-12-16) There were hopes that we could close out Friday with a win, but that was not to be the case, as all three of the major averages finished lower. The overall week was mixed and flat, with…

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Magic Or Science? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

When I first got into this business, a mentor and friend taught me on one of my first lessons of the investment world and I’m going to share it with you now… This nugget of wisdom deals with understanding that there are two parts to every accurately predicted stock play. We had gone to lunch…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 6, 2016

In a shortened week plagued by negative economic news, stocks were flat. Consumer confidence missed expectations as did the non-manufacturing PMI, and the week ended with the worst jobs report since the September of 2010. Friday virtually answered all the questions regarding a possible rate hike on the Fed’s next meeting. It’s hard to imagine…

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Investors See Worst Jobs Report in Five Years | June 5th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 5th, 2016 (Stocks Soar Going Into Memorial Day Weekend 6-05-16) There was investor optimism going into Friday’s jobs report that we would get a strong employment report which would confirm that the economy was vibrant and that better days were on the way. After all,…

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Monsters to Heroes: The Economic Truth | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Do you remember the Universal Monsters? You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn’t have a memory of Bela Lugosi’s turn in Dracula, Boris Karloff’s disturbing portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster or Lon Chaney Jr.’s incredible transformation from Larry Talbot into the Wolf Man… However, more people have more terrifying memories of the economy during…

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