Wake Up Wall Street! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

  Welcome to 2016… It’s time for Wall Street to come out of its winter hibernation, stretch it’s legs and go hunting for dinner. The only question is: are we going to be able eat? As of right now – all signs are pointing to “yes” – and while we may not be feasting at…

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Trading on Margin | Do You Need Gorilla Trades?

1) Imagine that six months from now, you are planning to purchase a new washer and dryer. The two machines together will cost $1,800. You have two options for financing the washer and dryer at a zero interest rate. Which option would you choose? A) Six monthly payments of $300 each during the six months…

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Broader Market Sees Big Gains | February 21st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 21st, 2016 (Broader Market Sees Big Gains 2-21-16) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday lift to close out a strong week for the stock market, but we ended the session flat and mixed. It was still a very strong week for the stock…

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Wall Street’s Biggest Secret | From the Mind of the Gorilla

I’m about to let you in one of the best-kept secrets on Wall Street. The problem is, when I do, it may change the way you view investing going forward. So if you’re one of those “ignorance is bliss” people – do yourself a favor and stop reading now… Because once you understand this secret,…

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U.S. Banking Stocks Have Meltdown | February 14th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending February 14th, 2016 (Fed Gets Green Light on Possible Rate Hike Week 2-14-16) It was a wild week for global financial markets, as oil plunged to a 13-year low, European and U.S. banking stocks melted down, and the major indices dipped below their late-August lows.…

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Sell EVERYTHING NOW! | Part 2 | From the Mind of the Gorilla

If you were to collect the brightest minds in the investing world together in one room and ask them to list the most important aspects to having success in the market – we’d get a plethora of answers… Underwriting, revenues, assets, industry, supply & demand would probably be high on every list. However… If you…

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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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