Stock Market Avoids Major Declines | April 16, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 16th, 2017 (Stock Market Avoids Major Declines 4-16-17) Despite the missile attack in Syria last week, and the MOAB bombing this week in Afghanistan, the stock market held up relatively well. Conventional wisdom would have said we should have seen major market declines. Yes, the…

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The Quick and The Dead | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  “In business, there are two kinds of people – the quick and the dead.”   How many times have we heard that old adage?   Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true – in fact – one could argue it’s a cliché because it IS true…   And obviously, this is…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | April 10, 2017

Traders continue to enjoy the perks of a robust bull market on Wall Street, as the major indices once again proved their resilience to negative news. Volatility remained tame, even considering the hectic trading around the release of minutes from the recent FOMC meeting. The Fed’s rhetoric remains the center of attention, and the hints…

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Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers | April 9th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 9th, 2017 (Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers 4-9-17) This past week marked the beginning of a new month and a new quarter for investors. It began flat and quiet, and the buzz was that once we saw employment numbers from ADP…

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Locked And Loaded | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  There are many things that fathers (or father figures) are supposed to teach their sons…   How to fish, how to change a tire, how to change the oil in a car, how to catch, hit, and throw a baseball…   But the lesson most fathers take the most time and care with is…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | April 3, 2017

Things got back to normal for traders last week following the most volatile period in quite some time, as the sharp correction in financials faded, and the major indices drifted slowly, but surely towards their all-time highs again. The Nasdaq continued to outperform the broader market, and small caps were also ahead of the pack,…

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Amid Unrest, Stock Market Quarter Ends Impressively | April 2nd, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 2nd, 2017 (Amid Unrest, Stock Market Quarter Ends Impressively 4-2-17) We may have closed negative for the major indices on Friday, but the stock market closed out a very impressive quarter that saw the Dow rise 4.6%, the Nasdaq leap 9.8% and the S&P 500…

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Back To The Future…or Past | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Where’s Marty McFly and his time traveling Delorean when you need him?   While I’m sure some of us would use it to go back in time and tell our younger selves to buy some choice stocks…   Maybe IBM (IBM) or Apple (AAPL), or maybe get in early on the whole dotcom era –…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | March 27, 2017

  Volatility shot higher last week on Wall Street as stocks turned lower in the aftermath of the Fed’s second rate hike in three months. The S&P 500 ended an incredible streak of more than 100 sessions without a decline of 1%, as investors were spooked by the Republican Party’s inner struggle regarding the planned…

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Stock Market Took Tough Week In Stride | March 26, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 26th, 2017 (Stock Market Took Tough Week In Stride 3-26-17) It was difficult week on Wall Street, and we could probably blame the “Mad Hatters” in Washington DC. Tuesday’s big selloff was a one-day event, and it came with the backdrop of all sorts of…

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