The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 11, 2016

Traders had to wait until Friday’s session again for any sustained move on Wall Street, as all eyes were focused on the non-farm payrolls number that traditionally comes out on “Jobs Friday.” This time around it was well worth the wait, as the blowout 287,000 reading triggered one of the strongest one-day rallies of 2016.…

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High Employment Has Bulls Singing | July 10th, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 9th, 2016 (High Employment has Bulls Singing 7-10-16) Bulls were hoping for some good economic news and a catalyst to head higher, and we got it in the form of a blow-out employment number of 287,000 for June that handily topped expectations of 173,000 as…

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2016 Election: An Investor’s View | From the Mind of the Gorilla

2016. Regardless of which country the rest of the world population inhabits, many are focusing on what’s happening in the Good Ol’ USA and the race to see which character ends up ruling the White House… Or what’s come to be known as the most famous (or infamous) popularity contest on the planet. That’s right…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | July 5, 2016

Wall Street provided a week of promising price action for investors, despite a Monday that won’t go down in history as the most bullish day ever. The rest of the week, on the other hand, proved once again just how strong the U.S. stock market is right now. The major indices managed to climb back…

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Markets Bounce Back and Look Past Brexit | July 3rd, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 3rd, 2016 (Markets Bounce Back and Look Past Brexit 7-3-16) What a week it was, as we saw the major indices bounce back from last Friday’s 600-point decline in the Dow and finish the week essentially back where we were before the Brexit vote.…

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A Sound Brexit Strategy | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Thanks, Britain… No, truly… THANK YOU! You’re probably wondering why I’m not panicking. Why I’m not running around like the rest of the “Chicken Littles” of the world – worried about the sky falling – well, I’ll tell you… Because by voting to exit the European Union – Britain has just given the world one…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 27, 2016

Unprecedented volatility hit financial markets on Friday, as the electorate of the United Kingdom opted to exit the European Union on Thursday. The surprising decision sparked a historic decline in the British pound and, in turn, European stocks. Traders across the globe were shocked by the extent of the moves, and it brought back memories…

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Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling | June 26th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 26th, 2016 (Brexit Sends Global Markets Reeling 6-26-16) Just as we thought that the stock market was heading toward that proverbial “summer rally,” the British decided to exit the EU in a close vote that sent global markets reeling. It was far from a crash…

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An Uncomfortable Truth | From the Mind of the Gorilla

When it comes to news, most Americans only follow the stories that pertain to their lives, views and ideals. They shelter themselves in a cocoon of news sources that reinforce their ideas… Conservatives tout the truthfulness of Fox…. Liberals cling to the Rachel Maddows of MSNBC… But the problem in following this practice is simple:…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | June 20, 2016

The sharp decline of the previous Friday turned out to be more than just a one day wonder, as stocks continued lower throughout a nervous week. Central banks were out in full force, with three out of the four major monetary authorities (the Fed, the Bank of Japan, and the Bank of England) holding their…

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