Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce | September 13th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 13th, 2014 (Bulls Hoped For Late Session Bounce 9-13-14) Bulls were hoping for a late-session bounce on Friday that might have at least pushed the S&P 500 back above 2,000 or prevented the Dow from closing below 17,000, but that sort of performance was…

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Bulls Get a Win This Week | September 6th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 6th, 2014 (Bulls Get a Win This Week 9-6-14) Bulls were looking for a win on Friday to close out the week, and that was exactly what we saw. Having the S&P 500 close out the first trading week of September at an all-time…

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Labor Day Weekend Update | August 30th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 30th, 2014 (Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole 8-30-14) Bulls had wanted to head into Labor Day weekend with the S&P 500 at a record high, and while we did not top Tuesday’s intraday high of 2,005, we did see a rally in…

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Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole | August 23rd 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 23rd, 2014 (Janet Yellen Surprises None in Jackson Hole 8-23-14) The anticipation that a “dovish” speech from Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole would somehow send stocks soaring into the close did not exactly play out on Friday. Bulls were looking for a “game on”…

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Ukraine and Russia Powered Market Movement | August 16th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 16th, 2014 (Ukraine and Russia Powered Market’s Movement 8-16-14) News of the attack by Ukraine on Russian military vehicles powered the market’s movement today, but after an early selloff, the stock market bounced back enough to finish flat and mixed for the day. It…

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Up-down-up-down-up Week for Stocks | August 9th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 9th, 2014 (Up-down-up-down-up Week for Stocks 8-9-14) It was a rough week for the stock market as we saw an “up-down-up-down-up” week. Every day actually alternated in that exact sequence, but when the closing bell rang following Friday’s strong rally, all three of the…

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Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative Tone | July 26th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 26th, 2014 (Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) Set Negative ToneĀ 7-26-14) Amazon (AMZN) and Visa (V) set a negative tone on Friday, as both announced earnings that fell short of analysts’ expectations. Visa is a Dow component, and that weighed heavily on the Dow. To…

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Roller-Coaster Week on Wall Street | July 19th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 19th, 2014 (Roller-Coaster Week on Wall StreetĀ 7-19-14) It was a roller-coaster week on Wall Street as we saw up-and-down moves in response to everything from Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony to the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner and Israel’s military move against Hamas. Throughout…

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Bumpy Week for the Stock Market | July 12th 2014

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 12th, 2014 (Bumpy Week for the Stock MarketĀ 7-12-14) It was a bumpy week for the stock market, and Friday’s session started off with stocks edging lower. We did see things turn around a bit as the day wore on, though, as all three of…

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