Jobs Report Stirs Rally | December 6th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 6th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 12-06-15) Investors certainly liked what they saw in Friday’s jobs report, and the subsequent rally propelled the major indices up by more than 2% each on Friday alone. The lift closed out a rough week for…

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Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come | November 29th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 29th, 2015 (Stock Market Wild Card Still to Come 11-29-15) In post-Thanksgiving trading, the stock market closed flat and mixed, which was to be expected as investors retreated to enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. The Dow was slightly lower while the Nasdaq…

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Turkey Day Rally Appears Just in Time | November 22nd, 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 22nd, 2015 (Fed Talks Tough and Investors Fight Back 11-22-15) It was a solid week for the stock market, and wrapping it up Friday with another win was a plus. The major indices did very well for the week, with the Dow up 3.4%,…

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Fed Talks Tough and Investors Fight Back | November 15th, 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 15th, 2015 (Fed Talks Tough and Investors Fight Back 11-15-15) Last week’s stellar jobs number gave the Federal Reserve enough courage to wheel out various Fed officials this week to “get us ready” for a possible rate hike in December. The only problem is…

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Jobs: Great for the Economy, Bad for Stocks | November 8th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 8th, 2015 (October Was a Little Less Frightening 11-08-15) It was one of those “good news was bad news” days on Wall Street Friday, as the impressive-looking jobs number gave the Fed a “thumbs up” for a rate hike in December. Economists were looking…

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October Was a Little Less Frightening | November 1st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 1st, 2015 (October Was a Little Less Frightening 11-01-15) A Happy Halloween to all! We all know that October has always been one of those historically spooky and scary months that most investors would prefer to avoid, but this October was exactly the opposite. There…

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Stocks Soar Thursday and Friday | October 25th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 25th, 2015 (Third Straight Week of Stock Gains 10-25-15) It was a strange finish to a strange week on Wall Street, as the stock market finished strong on Friday following Thursday’s moonshot rally. The week had begun flat and quiet; the stock market remained…

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Third Straight Week of Stock Gains | October 18th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 18th, 2015 (Third Straight Week of Stock Gains 10-18-15) It was an interesting week that bulls enjoyed seeing end on a positive note, as the stock market finished Friday with a late-session win. We continue to see mixed economic news and “so-so” earnings numbers,…

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Rate Hikes on the Back Burner | October 11th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 11th, 2015 (Rate Hikes on the Back Burner 10-11-15) Despite some shaky earnings numbers from the likes of Yum Brands (YUM) and Alcoa (AA) this past week, the major indices closed out Friday on the upside and finished solidly higher for the week. Bulls…

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Ugly Jobs Report Sends Stocks Lower | October 4th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 4th, 2015 (Ugly Jobs Report Sends Stocks Lower | 10-04-2015) Following some very tough stock market conditions in August and September, investors were hoping for some positive news that would drive stocks higher by the end of this past week. Then came the ugly-looking jobs…

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