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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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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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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Wall Street’s Best Quarter in 5 Years | State of the Stock Market

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on September 30th, 2018 (Wall Street’s Best Quarter in 5 Years 9-30-18) Investors had a highly unusual week with regard to volume and volatility due to the Fed’s rate decision. The major indices finished mixed for the second week in a row, with only the…

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All-Time Highs for the Dow and S&P 500 | September 23, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on September 23rd, 2018 The Stock Market Recovers From Last Week 9-23-18) Judging by the headlines concerning the escalating U.S.-China trade war, the “Treasury-massacre,” and the Syrian War, it should have been a disastrous week for stocks. But on the contrary, the Dow and S&P…

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Reaching Record Heights | September 2, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on September 2nd, 2018 Even With Ups and Downs, Week Ends on Positive Note 9-2-18) The past week will likely go down in history for several reasons, although the major indices didn’t cover much ground. The longest bull market in U.S. history reached record heights…

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Bulls Close Out Week With A Win | July 8, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on July 8th, 2018 Bulls Close Out Week With A Win 7-8-18) Bulls closed out Friday with a solid win, which followed a strong jobs report that showed 213,000 new jobs. Economists were looking for 200,000 new non-farm jobs, and while the 213,000 for June…

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Week Closes Mixed and Flat | June 24, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on June 24th, 2018 Week Closes Mixed and Flat 6-24-18) Tariffs and trade wars were once again in the picture on Friday as the EU and the U.S. focused on cars. The ongoing trade issues are relatively small in terms of the GDP, but they…

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After Long Week, Major Indices End Not That Bad | May 20th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on May 20th, 2018 After Long Week, Major Indices End Not That Bad 5-20-18) It was a tough week for the stock market, but it turned out fairly well. We saw some solid economic numbers, and after a long week, the major indices ended with…

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