Strong Economy At Home But Uncertainties Abroad | June 9, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on June 9th, 2018 Strong Economy At Home But Uncertainties Abroad 6-9-18) The stock market began Friday to the downside, as there were concerns that the G-7 meeting could lead to trouble. Recent saber rattling about trade, tariffs, and NAFTA had some strategists worried things…

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A Strange Week on Wall Street | May 27, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on May 27th, 2018 A Strange Week on Wall Street 5-27-18) It was a strange week on Wall Street as the recent rally stalled. Friday may have been flat and mixed, but for the week, the indices were still slightly positive. The Dow was up…

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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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Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous | March 25th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 25, 2018 Potential Trade War has Investors Nervous 3-25-18) The last thing investors wanted to see this week was an escalation in what we are now calling a potential “trade” or “tariff” war with China. It is still fairly contained, but it is…

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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┬áChallenging 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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Dow Pulls Back 666 Points | February 3, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on February 3, 2018 Dow Pulls Back 666 Points 2-3-18) What started out with a great jobs number before the bell on Friday quickly turned into a tough day for the stock market. The 200,000 new jobs created in January topped expectations of 190,000, as…

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A Stock Market Year for the Ages | December 24, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 24, 2017 (A Stock Market Year for the Ages 12-24-17) This is a stock market year for the ages. The Dow gained around 25% for the year, which is amazing given all of the confusion in Washington DC that we saw all year…

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Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Month | December 3, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on December 3, 2017 (Slow Start to a Hopefully Strong Months 12-3-17) It was a mixed week on Wall Street as we saw selling in big-cap tech and rotation into some of the sectors that have lagged throughout the year. We saw the stock market…

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