Dismal Jobs Report Sets The Stage | May 8th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 8th, 2016 (Dismal Jobs Report Sets The Stage 5-08-16) Bulls had been looking for a late-session Friday bounce, and that was exactly what happened after the early-session decline we saw following the dismal government jobs report. Friday’s afternoon rally was a great way to…

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Taking Advantage of the Tech Slump | From the Mind of the Gorilla

It’s hard to imagine that in the 21st Century that the tech industry would be taking a licking – but for the past year and a half, that’s EXACTLY what’s been happening – as many companies (with a few exceptions) throughout the industry have been getting hammered. And we’re not just talking about the little…

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Earnings Continue To Be Mixed | May 1st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 1st, 2016 (Earnings Continue To Be Mixed 5-01-16) It was a rough week for a stock market that was looking for direction. Stocks traded flat and mixed through Wednesday, but following the Fed’s comments on Wednesday, we saw a big decline on Thursday and another…

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Fortune Favors The Bold – Not The Reckless | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Bold or reckless… Do you know the difference between the two? If not, it’s important to learn, as knowing the distinction could mean the difference between walking away with a healthy profit or a devastating loss. On Wall Street, there are thousands upon thousands of stories proclaiming the importance of being bold – that by…

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Emotions Affect Decisions | What Would You Do Test?

How probable (in percentage terms) is it that the following events will occur in your life: 1) Within the next year, you will meet a new person who will come to be a very good friend. 2) You will be involved in a major automobile accident within the next five years. Psychologists have studied the…

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McDonalds, The Earnings Hero | April 24th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 24th, 2016 (The Keyword is Bubble 4-24-16) It was one of those week’s that did not answer many of the longer-term questions about the economy or the stock market. We saw weekly jobless claims drop to their lowest level in 42 years, but then…

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The Next Space Race | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Are we on the cusp of a quantum leap forward in technology? If the past is any sort of indicator for the future – we may soon experience an era of innovation that could make the second half of the 20th Century look like the Stone Age. For prepared investors – that means we could…

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Earnings Season Unfolds | April 17th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 17th, 2016 (The Keyword is Bubble 4-17-16) The late-day Friday rally bulls were hoping for did not materialize, which was likely the result of a batch of mixed (and mostly negative) economic numbers that kept buyers on the sidelines. It was a decent week…

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The Not So Friendly Skies | From the Mind of the Gorilla

You’d think the airlines would have learned their lesson a few years ago. It doesn’t seem that long ago when some experts were predicting a massive consolidation of the entire industry… However, they dug themselves out. Many of the airlines people thought would disappear are still in business and some even showing a profit. That’s…

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Investment Clubs | What Would You Do Test

How well do you think investment clubs perform? A) 60%-67% of investment clubs outperform the overall stock market. B) 60%-67% of investment clubs underperform the overall stock market. The financial press has made frequent claims suggesting that 60%-67% of investment clubs beat the market. If true, this figure would be quite impressive since most mutual…

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