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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Overall Tough Quarter for the Stock Market | April 1st 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on April 1, 2018 Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous 4-1-18) Stocks cruised into the holiday weekend higher, and Thursday brought us some moderate gains. It was a decent week overall, though, as we saw the Dow rise 2.4%, the Nasdaq gain 1.0%, and the…

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Challenging Week for Stock Market | March 4th 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 4, 2018 Challenging Week for Stock Market 3-4-18) After an early session selloff, the stock market managed to rally back for a mixed close on Friday. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 were positive for the day, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower…

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Market Corrections Has Consumer Confidence Returning | February 18, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on February 18, 2018 Market Corrections Has Consumer Confidence Returning 2-18-18) Last Friday it looked as though the stock market was set for a Monday meltdown, but oddly enough, that did not happen. We somehow saw a vibrant rally, and the rally seemed “real” because…

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New Year of Trading Off to a Good Start | January 7, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on January 7, 2017 (New Year of Trading Off to a Good Start1-7-17) Bulls are pleased to see the stock market off to a good year. All three of the major indices touched all-time highs on Friday, and it has been a great start for…

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Positive Start to Labor Day Weekend | September 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) A Happy Labor Day Weekend to all, and while volume was light, we closed out Friday positive. Bulls were hoping for new highs for the major indices to close out the week, but that was not to…

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Tough Week for Stock Market | August 20, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 20th, 2017 (Tough Week for Stock Market 8-20-17) It was a tough week for the stock market, and while bulls were hoping for a big Friday lift, that was not what we saw. The major indices finished slightly lower on Friday, but overall, it was…

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Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News | July 23, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 23rd, 2017 (Solid Week for Market Despite Mixed Earnings News 7-23-17) We may have closed slightly lower on Friday, but it was a solid week for the broader stock market just the same. Earnings season is coming in well, but it is coming in mixed. Bulls…

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