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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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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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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September Kicked Off on a Lower Note | September 9th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on September 9th, 2018 September Kicked Off on a Lower Note 9-9-18) September kicked off on a lower note on Wall Street, even as the major indices diverged substantially for the most part of the holiday-shortened week. The Nasdaq finished with steep losses, giving back…

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Good Signs for Stock Market, Even Though Week Ends Lower | June 17th 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on June 17th, 2018 Good Signs for Stock Market, Even Though Week Ends Lower 6-17-18) Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 280 points at midday Friday, it later cut its losses and finished just 84 points lower. The “tariff wars” continued, and…

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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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Apple Helps Stock Market Close Out Week Fairly Strong | May 6th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on May 5th, 2018 Apple Helps Stock Market Close Out Week Fairly Strong 5-6-18) It is always fun to learn what Warren Buffett is buying. He apparently bought 75 million shares of Apple (AAPL) during the first quarter, and for a man that initially would…

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