The Battle Over Oil’s Soul | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  One could argue that the natural state of the world is the world at war. Brother vs. brother, man vs. man, nation vs. nation… Not one of them can hold a candle to the war that has been waging over the control of the commodity that, quite literally, keeps the world in motion. The…

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A Real Stock Market Reversal Might Be In Place | January 24th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 24th, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-24-16) Friday’s bounce in oil prices put investors in a good mood, and some strong housing numbers added to the day’s optimism. It was one of those days that bulls love, and it was one of those…

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Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week | January 17th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 17th, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-17-16) It was definitely a “rough and tumble” week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a Friday bounce, that was not to be the case. The roller-coaster action we saw this week was…

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Looking to the “Clouds” | From the Mind of the Gorilla

A recent statistic that is grabbing a lot of attention is both amazing and more than a little scary… It’s being said that the average American spends more time on tech and media than work or sleep. As a country, it seems we’re addicted to our tech – just look around and see how many…

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Worst Start Ever for Stocks | January 10th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 10th, 2016 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 1-10-16) It was a disheartening week for the bulls and news of it being the worst start ever for stocks to begin a new year, had strategists scratching their heads. We did, after all, get a solid-looking jobs number,…

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Wake Up Wall Street!! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Welcome to 2016… It’s time for Wall Street to come out of its winter hibernation, stretch it’s legs and go hunting for dinner. The only question is: are we going to be able eat? As of right now – all signs are pointing to “yes” – and while we may not be feasting at an…

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Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum | December 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 26th, 2015 (Santa Clause Rally Loses Momentum 12-26-15) Stocks closed mixed and flat on Christmas Eve, which was a disappointment for the bulls who were hoping for a rip-roaring Santa Claus Rally to close out the week. It was a decent week, though, and the…

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Federal Reserve Raises Rates | December 20th, 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 20th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-20-15) It was one of those weeks that we have not seen in quite a while. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter point, marking the first interest rate hike by the Fed…

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Santa Claus Rally On Hold | December 13th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 13th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-13-15) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday bounce, but that was not in the cards to wrap up what turned out to be a tough week in the stock market. Falling oil prices and…

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