A Sound Brexit Strategy | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Thanks, Britain… No, truly… THANK YOU! You’re probably wondering why I’m not panicking. Why I’m not running around like the rest of the “Chicken Littles” of the world – worried about the sky falling – well, I’ll tell you… Because by voting to exit the European Union – Britain has just given the world one…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 27, 2016

Unprecedented volatility hit financial markets on Friday, as the electorate of the United Kingdom opted to exit the European Union on Thursday. The surprising decision sparked a historic decline in the British pound and, in turn, European stocks. Traders across the globe were shocked by the extent of the moves, and it brought back memories…

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Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling | June 26th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 26th, 2016 (Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling 6-26-16) Just as we thought that the stock market was heading toward that proverbial “summer rally,” the British decided to exit the EU in a close vote that sent global markets reeling. It was far from a crash…

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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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