The Lithium Revolution | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Let’s be honest… While the lure of electric cars gets harder to ignore, especially with today’s fluctuating gas prices and the attractive options that Tesla is putting out, the truth of the matter is, a fully electric car is not feasible for many of today’s American commuters. The ease of fossil fuels is something that’s…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 13, 2016

Stocks enjoyed a mildly bullish and calm week until the sudden decline on Friday pushed the major indices into the red. Investors looking just at the U.S. market might have been scratching their heads as Wall Street registered its worst day in a month. The few economic releases of the week were all in-line with…

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Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels | June 12th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 12th, 2016 (Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels 6-12-16) There were hopes that we could close out Friday with a win, but that was not to be the case, as all three of the major averages finished lower. The overall week was mixed and flat, with…

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Magic Or Science? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

When I first got into this business, a mentor and friend taught me on one of my first lessons of the investment world and I’m going to share it with you now… This nugget of wisdom deals with understanding that there are two parts to every accurately predicted stock play. We had gone to lunch…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 6, 2016

In a shortened week plagued by negative economic news, stocks were flat. Consumer confidence missed expectations as did the non-manufacturing PMI, and the week ended with the worst jobs report since the September of 2010. Friday virtually answered all the questions regarding a possible rate hike on the Fed’s next meeting. It’s hard to imagine…

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Investors See Worst Jobs Report in Five Years | June 5th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 5th, 2016 (Stocks Soar Going Into Memorial Day Weekend 6-05-16) There was investor optimism going into Friday’s jobs report that we would get a strong employment report which would confirm that the economy was vibrant and that better days were on the way. After all,…

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Monsters to Heroes: The Economic Truth | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Do you remember the Universal Monsters? You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn’t have a memory of Bela Lugosi’s turn in Dracula, Boris Karloff’s disturbing portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster or Lon Chaney Jr.’s incredible transformation from Larry Talbot into the Wolf Man… However, more people have more terrifying memories of the economy during…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 31, 2016

Bulls finally got the rally that they were hoping for throughout May, after a three-week long grinding correction that tested the nerves of investors on Wall Street. The Gorilla remained confident all the way, as market internals signaled an orderly consolidation, and now it looks as though his patience will finally pay off. Bulls hope…

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Stocks Soar Going Into Memorial Day Weekend | May 29th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 29th, 2016 (Stocks Soar Going Into Memorial Day Weekend 5-29-16) Friday’s late-session lift was a great way to head into the Memorial Day Weekend. It topped off a very encouraging week for a stock market that has confidence levels rising. All of the concerns…

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Million Dollar Mistakes | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Just because somebody’s smart enough to build a fortune or a very large nest egg – doesn’t mean that they know everything there is to know. In fact… The odds are that many of the newly wealthy haven’t a clue as to how to manage their money once it reaches seven figures – and while…

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