Greece is Still “the word” | June 14th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 14th, 2015 (Greece is Still “the word” 06-14-2015) It was a roller-coaster sort of week, and Friday’s fade and weak close was a big disappointment. To quote the 1970s movie with John Travolta, Greece is still “the word,” and news of a breakdown in…

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“Good-news, Bad-news” Kind of Week | June 7th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 7th, 2015 (“Good-news, Bad-news” Kind of Week 06-07-2015) It was one of those “good-news, bad-news” kind of weeks, as the stock market finished Friday and the week essentially flat and mixed. The “good news” was the jobs report, which showed 280,000 new jobs. That…

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Market Down as We Head Into June | May 31st 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 31st, 2015 (Market Down as We Head Into June 05-31-2015) It was a rough week for investors, and Friday’s lower close was disappointing for the bullish camp that was hoping for a rally to wrap up trading for the month of May. Weekly declines…

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Inflation Rises, Stocks Decline | May 24th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 24th, 2015 (Inflation Rises, Stocks Decline 05-24-2015) The stock market closed slightly lower on Friday, as inflation rose and Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates gradually this year. The Dow fell 54, or 0.3%, to 18,232. The Nasdaq lost a…

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A Record Close is Still a Record Close| May 16th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 16th, 2015 (A Record Close is Still a Record Close 05-16-2015) Bulls were hoping that stocks would turn on the juice and move confidently toward new highs on Friday, but that was not to be the case. The good news was that the S&P…

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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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