Close But No Cigar for Major Indices | June 21st 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 21, 2014 (Close But No Cigar for Major Indices¬†6-21-14) It was close but no cigar for the major indices on Friday, as the exuberance from Janet Yellen’s Wednesday testimony continued to reverberate. Many market mavens were looking at the Dow 17,000 level and the…

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Iraq Throws Cold Water on Lukewarm Economy | June 14th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 14, 2014 (Iraq Throws Cold Water on Lukewarm Economy¬†6-14-14) There is nothing like spending more than a decade “saving” the people of Iraq and establishing “freedom” and “peace” for all, only to have it seemingly unravel right now at the speed of light. News…

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Dow Reaches All Time High, Again | June 7th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June¬†7, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent June¬†6-7-14) The postman’s creed reads that “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” With a few word changes, that old U.S. mail saying sums up the action…

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Stock Market Has Decent May | May 31st 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 31, 2014 (Stock Market Has Decent May¬†5-31-14) Forget about that old saying that investors should, “sell in May and go away.” May actually turned out to be a pretty decent month for the stock market as it notched monthly gains of 0.8% for the…

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Memorial Day Weekend Stock Market Analysis

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 24, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend Stock Market Analysis 5-24-14) Whether you are off to the beaches, the mountains, or just staying home and barbecuing for the Memorial Day weekend, you can relax and celebrate (if you are a bull) this week’s solid performance in…

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Market Closes Par for the Course| May 17th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 17, 2014 (Stock Market “Par for the Course” 5-17-14) Stocks managed to rally back from their morning and mid-day lows, and close Friday with all three of the major indices in the green. We may have seen small gains for the day on Friday,…

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Dow Reached All Time High | May 10th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 10, 2014 (Strengthening Economy 5-10-14) Stocks eked out a win on Friday as the Dow reached an all time high, and that had the bullish camp smiling. The S&P 500 is within 19 points of its all-time high, but the Nasdaq has its work…

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Strengthening Economy and Interest Rates | May 3rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 3, 2014 (Strengthening Economy 5-3-14) Stocks edged lower Friday, but they somehow ended higher for the week, as we saw the Dow rise about 1%. The Nasdaq was up 1.2%, while the S&P 500 gained about 1% as well. It was not a bad…

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Difficult Week for the Stock Market | April 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 26, 2014 (Difficult Week for the Stock Market 4-26-14) It was a strange and difficult week for the stock market, especially because of the turbulence in Ukraine. That whole drama is difficult to figure out, and it is weighing on the confidence of European…

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Solid Week For Bulls | April 19th 2014

State of the Stock Market for the Week Ending April 19, 2014 (Solid Week For Bulls in the Stock Market 4-12-14) It was a great week for stocks as we closed out Thursday mixed, but overall it was a solid week for bulls. The Dow and the Nasdaq were up 2.4% for the week, while…

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