Fed Gets Green Light on Possible Rate Hike | February 7th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 7th, 2016 (Fed Gets Green Light on Possible Rate Hike Week 2-07-16) Friday’s stock market slide was disappointing for the bullish camp to say the least. The government’s jobs number for January fell short of the expected 180,000, but at 151,000, it still showed that…

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What’s Your Approach to Investing? | What Would You Do Test

Imagine you face the following pair of concurrent decisions. First, examine both sets of choices, then choose the option you prefer from each. 1. Choose A or B. A. A sure gain of $2400 B. a 25% chance to gain $10,000 and a 75% chance to gain nothing. 2. Choose C or D. C. A…

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Are You an Overconfident Investor? | Do You Need Gorilla Trades?

As we all know, if you roll a fair, six-sided die, you can choose any number between one and six, and you will clearly have a one-sixth chance of being correct. Now, let’s assume you were told that the last three rolls of the die have produced the number 4. If you were to roll…

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Wealth-Maximizing Strategies | What Would You Do Test

Let’s say, for example, you have no cash and you have to sell a current position in a stock in order to have the $10,000 cash needed for a new purchase. You can sell either of two stocks you hold. Both are currently worth $10,000. Which stock would you sell? A This stock holds a…

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Overconfident Investor | What Would You Do Test

Are you a good driver? Compared to other drivers on the road, are you: A. Above average B. Average C. Below average The way that you respond to this question may tell a lot about your approach to investing. Most investors are overconfident. Psychologists have determined that overconfidence causes investors to overestimate their knowledge, underestimate…

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Sell EVERYTHING!! NOW!!! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

    Stop whatever you’re doing… right now and check your portfolio! If you’re holding any stocks… dump them! Get out NOW!! Unless you’re ready to take HUGE losses this year! Whew!! Now that we got that nonsense out of the way – let’s talk about what the recent market dips REALLY mean to smart…

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Fed Sends Mixed Messages, Stocks Soar | January 31st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 31st, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-31-16) Bulls were hoping for a strong finish to a tough week, and somehow it happened. Despite the Fed’s mixed messages after its comments on Friday, investors took it as a plus and stocks headed resoundingly higher.…

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The Battle Over Oil’s Soul | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  One could argue that the natural state of the world is the world at war. Brother vs. brother, man vs. man, nation vs. nation… Not one of them can hold a candle to the war that has been waging over the control of the commodity that, quite literally, keeps the world in motion. The…

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A Real Stock Market Reversal Might Be In Place | January 24th 2015

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending January 24th, 2016 (Stocks Have Rough and Tumble Week 1-24-16) Friday’s bounce in oil prices put investors in a good mood, and some strong housing numbers added to the day’s optimism. It was one of those days that bulls love, and it was one of those…

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