The Biggest Story on Wall Street | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Are you ready for 2018?   I’ve been ready…   And optimistic for what the next year holds for investors like us.   Well, cautiously optimistic. Because as much hype as the markets have been getting lately, the bottom line is, we never know what’s going to happen on any given day.   Whether it’s…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | December 26, 2017

This year’s Christmas week will likely be remembered for the final “all clear” signal for the “biggest tax cut in history,”  one of Donald Trump’s main campaign promises. While some analysts say that the bill is skewed toward corporations and wealthy individuals, the looming success of the President has been a clear boost for equities…

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A Stock Market Year for the Ages | December 24, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 24, 2017 (A Stock Market Year for the Ages 12-24-17) This is a stock market year for the ages. The Dow gained around 25% for the year, which is amazing given all of the confusion in Washington DC that we saw all year…

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No More Bubbles | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Do you remember 2008? I’m sure you do. We ALL do. Whether you call it “The Crash” or the “Great Recession” – you’d be hard pressed to find somebody who wasn’t effected by at least one of the multiple crises’ that created our worst economy since the 1930’s. They were dark times. And while…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | December 18, 2017

New all-time highs in the major indices and record low levels in the Volatility Index (VIX)… It might sound like a broken record, but one that is music to the ears of bulls, as despite the political troubles, persistent geopolitical fears, the last rate hike of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and the mixed economic numbers,…

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Major Indices Bounce on Tax Reform Optimism | December 17, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 17, 2017 (Major Indices Bounce on Tax Reform Optimism 12-17-17) It was a great day for the stock market on Friday, as we saw the major indices bounce on tax reform optimism and head to all-time highs. It is the first big piece…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | December 11, 2017

The end of one of the best years for stocks in recent memory is rapidly approaching, and despite a brief risk-off period last week, the stage looks to be set for a Santa Claus rally to wrap up an already stellar 2017. The Gorilla paid close attention to the recent performance of the Nasdaq. The…

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