Warren Buffett’s Big Secret | From the Mind of the Gorilla

They say if you want to be successful – find a successful person and try to imitate them. Sounds simple enough – but I can tell you from experience – it’s nowhere near as easy as it sounds. A better idea would be to study what makes a person successful – figure out their secret…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 16, 2016

Stocks ended a strange and mixed week on a negative note Friday, as investors cheered the better-than-expected retail sales and consumer confidence data. The week was strange as traders saw the dollar and price of oil soar together; a rare phenomenon indeed. The major indices ended in the red, but the Gorilla noticed encouraging signs…

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Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets | May 15th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 15th, 2016 (Consumer Sentiment Skyrockets 5-15-16) It was a surprising Friday for the stock market, especially since investors were expecting a disappointing set of numbers in terms of retail sales and consumer sentiment. After all, last week’s dismal jobs report showed that just 160,000…

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Don’t Worry- Be Happy! | From the Mind of the Gorilla

It’s happening again. The talking heads on the boob tube keep bringing up scary terms like “pull back”, “bear market” and even “recession”… but are they right? Are we close to another bear market or even a recession? The short answer? Maybe… But don’t start selling off everything just yet – nor should you begin…

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The Week Ahead Stock Market Update | May 9, 2016

As the correction continued on Wall Street last week, traders have been looking for the reason of the recent downturn, and the Gorilla thinks he might just have the answer. The end of the earning season is drawing closer and the picture is not pretty. According to early aggregates, profits declined by 7% on average…

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Dismal Jobs Report Sets The Stage | May 8th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 8th, 2016 (Dismal Jobs Report Sets The Stage 5-08-16) Bulls had been looking for a late-session Friday bounce, and that was exactly what happened after the early-session decline we saw following the dismal government jobs report. Friday’s afternoon rally was a great way to…

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Taking Advantage of the Tech Slump | From the Mind of the Gorilla

It’s hard to imagine that in the 21st Century that the tech industry would be taking a licking – but for the past year and a half, that’s EXACTLY what’s been happening – as many companies (with a few exceptions) throughout the industry have been getting hammered. And we’re not just talking about the little…

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Earnings Continue To Be Mixed | May 1st 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 1st, 2016 (Earnings Continue To Be Mixed 5-01-16) It was a rough week for a stock market that was looking for direction. Stocks traded flat and mixed through Wednesday, but following the Fed’s comments on Wednesday, we saw a big decline on Thursday and another…

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Fortune Favors The Bold – Not The Reckless | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Bold or reckless… Do you know the difference between the two? If not, it’s important to learn, as knowing the distinction could mean the difference between walking away with a healthy profit or a devastating loss. On Wall Street, there are thousands upon thousands of stories proclaiming the importance of being bold – that by…

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Emotions Affect Decisions | What Would You Do Test?

How probable (in percentage terms) is it that the following events will occur in your life: 1) Within the next year, you will meet a new person who will come to be a very good friend. 2) You will be involved in a major automobile accident within the next five years. Psychologists have studied the…

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