Stocks Rise Sharply After Employment Report | May 10th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 10th, 2015 (Stocks Rise Sharply After Employment Report 05-10-2015) Bulls were cautiously optimistic heading into Friday, and what we needed was a solid jobs number. That was exactly what we saw Friday morning, as investors gave a “thumbs up” to the government employment report…

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GDP Misses the Mark | May 3rd 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 3rd, 2015 (GDP Misses the Mark 05-03-2015) Bulls were disappointed to see April close on such a sour note, but at least May began with an impressive rally that put to rest many of the worries that characterized the past week. It was definitely a…

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Economics, Earnings, and Global Concerns | April 26th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 26th, 2015 (Another Great Week For the Bulls 04-26-2015) It was a roller coaster week for the stock market as mixed economic news, mixed earnings news, and global concerns pushed and pulled stocks in both directions. When the closing bell rang on Friday, however, the…

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Global Issues Cause Stock Sell-Off | April 19th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 19th, 2015 (Another Great Week For the Bulls 04-19-2015) Bulls headed into Friday’s session thinking that we might just close out the week with the Dow and the S&P 500 hitting all-time highs, but that was not to be the case. Global issues had suddenly…

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Another Great Week For the Bulls | April 12th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 12th, 2015 (Another Great Week For the Bulls 04-12-2015) It was a pretty good week for the bulls. There were plenty of worries about earnings, the Fed, interest rates, the strong dollar and first-quarter GDP, but the stock market managed to close out the week…

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Optimism Meets Pessimism | April 5th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 5th, 2015 (Friday Showed Modest Gains 04-05-2015) There was optimism and pessimism ahead of the government jobs number on Friday, but the number was not that great. In fact, it was pretty bad. Expectations were for 248,000 new jobs in March, so the paltry 126,000…

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Friday Showed Modest Gains | March 28th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 28th, 2015 (Friday Showed Modest Gains 03-28-2015) Bulls were pleased to see the stock market close out Friday to the upside, even though Friday’s gains were quite modest and subdued. A win is still a win, though, and bulls were quite happy that Friday’s…

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Nasdaq Hits New 15 Year High | March 22nd 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 22nd, 2015 (Nasdaq Hits New 15 Year High 03-22-2015) Bulls were hoping for a strong finish to the week, and Friday’s session did not disappoint. The Nasdaq led the charge higher as it hit a new 15-year high, and is now within striking range…

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Tough Spot Makes for Rocky Stocks | March 14th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 14th, 2015 (Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 03-14-2015) The stock market is in a very tough spot right now. We saw a weak January, a strong February, and while March is down, the month is still up for grabs in terms of performance. It looked as…

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs | March 8th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 8th, 2015 (Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 03-08-2015) Wait a minute. The bulls were looking for a strong jobs report in order to validate February’s big run up in equity prices, and that was exactly what we got. Friday’s government jobs report showed that an impressive…

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