Markets Decline Despite Talks of Rate Hike | September 11, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 11th, 2016 (Declining Job Numbers Leads to Possibility of Rate Hike 9-11-16) The hard part of Friday’s stock market decline was the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve was hanging tough with its multi-week hawkish comments about a September rate hike. The Fed even…

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An Easy Choice? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Today I wanted to talk to you about something a little controversial… Well, maybe controversial isn’t the right word – maybe it’s better to say that our subject today isn’t something most people want to talk about – almost taboo. Maybe it’s uncomfortable for them to talk about… Or maybe it’s just not their thing…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | September 6, 2016

Stocks completed a mixed week before the long Labor Day weekend, but the major indices finished the period with a decisively upbeat session. Small caps and tech stocks quickly shrugged off the slight weakness that the Gorilla noticed previously, leading the broader market higher, following the somewhat bearish non-farm payrolls number. The mostly positive reaction…

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Smaller World, Bigger Problems | From the Mind of the Gorilla

If you’re an old school buff, what I’m about to tell you may freak you out a little bit… But if you were born before 1980 – everything you know about the way of doing business is outdated. Sure, us dinosaurs have seen many things change over the last few decades – but that’s nothing…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 29, 2016

The major stock indices continued to trade in a very narrow range for the majority of the past week, before fading slightly towards the end of the week, and finishing off on a negative note. The main event of the week turned out to be Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium, which might…

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Markets Remain Largely Unchanged Following Fed Comments | August 28, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 28th, 2016 (Markets Remain Largely Unchanged Following Fed Comments 8-28-16) The anticipation was hanging like a cloud over the stock market all week, and when we finally heard from Janet Yellen yesterday, the stock market barely flinched. It actually rose for a bit following…

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3 Strategies To Keep Your Money Safe | From the Mind of the Gorilla

I have a weird question to ask you… Have the markets ever beaten up your investments so badly that you can almost physically feel each blow that gets thrown your way? Because I’m going to let you in on a little secret most people in my position wouldn’t tell you… we ALL have. I don’t…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 22, 2016

The “summer lull” continued on Wall Street, as the major indices consolidated just below their all-time highs for a second week in a row. Most stocks traded in a very narrow range last week, as the S&P 500 moved less than 1% throughout the past ten sessions. Trading volume was low once again, as the…

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Summer Heat Brings a Calm Week | August 21, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 21st, 2016 (Summer Heat Brings a Calm Week 8-21-16) With all three major indices finishing Friday slightly lower, it rounded out a quiet week that was essentially flat. It was no surprise as there were just no big news items or earnings reports to send…

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