A Busy Week for Wall Street | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 2nd, 2018 (A Busy Week for Wall Street 12-2-18) We had another volatile and busy week on Wall Street, and despite the mixed catalysts, the major indices gained significant ground. The Fed’s dovish shift, which was anticipated by bond investors, caused the strongest…

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A Decisively Bearish Holiday-Shortened Week For Stocks | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 25th, 2018 (A Decisively Bearish Holiday-Shortened Week For Stocks 11-25-18) Stocks had a decisively bearish holiday-shortened week on Wall Street, with the major indices all finishing deep in the red, despite the noticeable “under-the-hood” strength. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the benchmarks,…

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Another Busy Week for Stocks | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 18th, 2018 (Another Bust Week for Stocks 11-18-18) Stocks had another busy week. Although the most important events of the month, the midterms and the Fed meeting were already behind us, the Brexit saga, the confusion regarding the trade tariffs, and some key…

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Economic Numbers Boost Investor Confidence | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 11th, 2018 (Economic Numbers Boost Investor Confidence 11-11-18)   Although the week ended on a negative note after Thursday’s slightly hawkish Fed statement, a majority of stocks finished higher for the second week in a row. The midterms, which provided an unsurprising outcome…

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A Potential Year-End Rally for the Bulls? | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 4th, 2018 (A Potential Year-End Rally for the Bulls? 11-4-18)   Stocks scored their first bullish week since late September, despite the pullback on Friday, when rising Treasury yields began to worry investors again. While volatility remains elevated on Wall Street ahead of…

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Hitting Multi-Month Lows | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 28th, 2018 (Hitting Multi-Month Lows 10-28-18)   It was a week of wild swings on Wall Street, with earnings season, the debate between Italy and the European Union, and the very active Treasury market all providing plenty of moves in the market. The…

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Red-Bar-Green-Bar-Madness | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 21st, 2018 (Red-Bar-Green-Bar-Madness 10-21-18)   Volatility reigned supreme on Wall Street for the second week in a row, as stocks entered what traders often refer to as “red-bar-green-bar-madness“ due to the sharp reversals on a daily basis. It was a tumultuous week for…

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Stocks Have Most Volatile Week Since Mini-Crash | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 14th, 2018 (Stocks Have Most Volatile Week Since Mini-Crash 10-14-18)   Treasury yields were at the center of attention over the past week, as investors nervously watched the multi-year highs in interest rates across the curve, which already caused a dip in the…

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Sharp Rise in Treasury Yields | The State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 7th, 2018 (Sharp Rise in Treasury Yields 10-07-18)     When the Dow hit its all-time high on Tuesday, not many investors would have thought that the major indices would end the week in the red. However, later that day, Fed Chair Jerome…

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