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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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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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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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 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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