The Legacy of Steve Jobs | From the Mind of the Gorilla

There’s no denying the impact that Steve Jobs had on Apple (AAPL), in fact…   One could argue that Steve Jobs may be the most influential man of the digital age.   Almost everything we now see as “essential” to 21st Century living can be attributed to his ingenuity, drive and scope of vision…  …

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | August 7, 2017

It’s a year of records for the Dow, as the mega cap index hit 20,000, 21,000, and 22,000 for the first time in a six-month period, as the “Trump-Rally” seems to be favoring the largest companies. The broader benchmarks have been lagging the Dow recently, as the index closed at an all-time high for a…

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Record Highs and Summer Static | August 6, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 6th, 2017 ( Record Highs and Summer Static 8-6-17) Bulls were pleased to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another all-time high on Friday, but not having the Nasdaq and S&P 500 join the all-time-high party was a summer bummer. It was a solid…

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The End! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Is it time to FINALLY celebrate?   Can we all release a collective sigh of relief?   If what the markets are telling us is true – then we may all be able to rest a lot easier for a while…   The recession finally seems to be over.   I knew when Trump was…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 31, 2017

Stocks had a very busy week, as the earnings season heated up, the Federal Reserve held its monetary meeting, and the leaders of the Nasdaq scared traders with another “flash crash.” With more than $3 trillion of market capitalization erased during the week the increased volatility is understandable. The released numbers were mixed, with AT&T…

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Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street | July 30, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 30th, 2017 ( Week of Thrills and Chills for Wall Street 7-30-17) It was a very interesting week on Wall Street that had enough thrills and chills for everyone. The week closed with a thud, though, as the invincible Amazon (AMZN) had a 2.5% decline…

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road | From the Mind of the Gorilla

If you’re picturing Munchkins, flying monkeys and an introductory song from the Lollipop Guild… good, that’s what I wanted you to picture.   And while there may actually be cowardly felines and heartless metal men in our reality – magic is a little harder to come by.   No fairy godmothers or wicked witches to…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 24, 2017

Bulls have to be delighted with how this summer is playing out so far, as the stock market emerged from another scary-looking correction in the face of the negative seasonality. While it seemed that the “sell in May and go away” rule would apply this year, the major indices have defied gravity and have continued…

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Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News | July 23, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 23rd, 2017 (Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News 7-23-17) We may have closed slightly lower on Friday, but it was a solid week for the broader stock market just the same. Earnings season is coming in well, but it is coming in mixed. Bulls…

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Scientific Method For The Win! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Are the markets in for a BIG rally? I know that sounds weird with the markets humming like they have been since last November – but don’t just take it from me, if you believe some of the Wall Street whisperers – we could be looking at a HUGE second half of the year. This…

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