Oil Prices Remain Culprit | December 14th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 14th, 2014 (“All You Need Is Jobs” 12-14-14) It was not a Black Friday, but it was dark enough to have investors fretting as we headed into the weekend. We have become so accustomed to having late-Friday rallies that calm investors’ nerves. Closing out…

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“All You Need Is Jobs” | December 7th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 7th, 2014 (“All You Need Is Jobs” 12-7-14) Many economy watchers may have been remembering (and humming) the old Beatles song, “All You Need Is Love,” as Friday morning’s employment data approached. The employment picture has lagged over much of the six-year recovery, so the…

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Holiday Session Mixes Up Stocks | November 30th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 30th, 2014 (Holiday Session Mixes Up Stocks 11-30-14) Stocks closed out Friday’s shortened holiday session mixed, quiet and flat. By the looks of the numbers for the U.S. stock market on Friday, and by the looks of the numbers for the week, it might…

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Stocks Soar to 14 Year Highs | November 22nd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 22nd, 2014 (Stocks Soar to 14 Year Highs 11-22-14) Friday started strong and faded a bit, but we still saw the Dow and the S&P 500 hit all-time highs. The Nasdaq was on board as well, and it touched yet another 14-year high. So…

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Stock Market Flat to Close the Week | November 15th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 15th, 2014 (Stock Market Flat to Close the Week 11-15-14) The week played out on Friday with the same tune that it followed all week. Bulls were looking for a big win to close out the week, but instead we saw another flat close…

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Stock Market Goes Bungee-Jumping | November 8th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 9th, 2014 (Stock Market Goes Bungee-Jumping 11-09-14) After the bungee-jumping action we had in October that showed a roughly 10% decline and a subsequent 11% gain in the S&P 500, the first week of November felt rather dull. The U.S. election tipped in favor…

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Japan Gets Aggressive, US Hits Highs | November 1st 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending November 1st, 2014 (Japan Gets Aggressive, US Hits Highs 11-01-14) The harrowing downward spiral we witnessed a few weeks ago had most bullish investors more scared than the scariest Halloween movies. The market had broken down in mid-month, and at its low, the S&P 500…

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After Six Years, Bears Cheer Market Meltdown | October 25th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 25th, 2014 (After Six Years, Bears Cheer Market Meltdown 10-25-14) What a couple of weeks it has been for both the bulls and the bears. The bears have been waiting for six years for a market meltdown, and the stock market came close to…

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Big Week for the Bearish Camp | October 18th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 18th, 2014 (The Stock Market Saw Goblins This Week  10-18-14) Stocks closed out Friday on an up note, after a week of enough thrills and chills to strike fear in the hearts of even the most ghoulish of ghouls. It was a big week…

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The Stock Market Saw Goblins This Week | October 11th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending October 11th, 2014 (The Stock Market Saw Goblins This Week  10-11-14) In staying with the Halloween theme, the stock market saw more than its fair share of goblins this week, and while the bulls were looking for a strong upside close on Friday, they were…

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