One of the Toughest Weeks Ends Somewhat Positive | February 11, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on February 11, 2018 One of the Toughest Weeks Ends Somewhat Positive 2-11-18) This was one of the toughest weeks we have seen for the stock market in a long time. The 1,000-point daily declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have a way of…

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Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays | November 26th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on November 26, 2017 (Consumer Confidence High Heading Into the Holidays 11-26-17) Following blowout earnings from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Cisco (CSCO) this past week, bulls were thinking that all-time highs for the major indices were in the cards for Friday’s action. The Nasdaq hit an…

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Global Economy Growth is Lackluster | August 27, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 27th, 2017 (Global Economy Growth is Lackluster 8-27-17) The buzz from Jackson Hole is that the global economy is good, but not great. Janet Yellen’s morning speech emphasized that global central banks did their jobs and performed as necessary following the 2008-2009 global meltdown. She…

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Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays | December 25, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending December 25th, 2016 (Major Indices Continue to Climb for the Holidays 12-25-16) It was a long year for investors, but we closed out Friday with the three major indices slightly higher as we head toward the last week of trading. Bulls are still optimistic that…

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Markets Decline Despite Talks of Rate Hike | September 11, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending September 11th, 2016 (Declining Job Numbers Leads to Possibility of Rate Hike 9-11-16) The hard part of Friday’s stock market decline was the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve was hanging tough with its multi-week hawkish comments about a September rate hike. The Fed even…

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July Ends on an Interesting Note| July 31st, 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 31st, 2016 (July Ends on an Interesting Note 7-31-16) Stocks closed out July on a mixed and quiet note, but overall, the month had the bullish camp smiling widely. The week was fairly flat, but for the month, the major indices hit a home…

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Bulls Disappointed By Friday Fade | June 19th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 19th, 2016 (Bulls Disappointed By Friday Fade 6-19-16) Bulls had been hoping for a Friday rally that would build on Thursday’s gains, but that was not to be the case. Friday’s fade was not all that bad, but it did close out a tough…

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Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels | June 12th 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 12th, 2016 (Yellen Couldn’t Increase Confidence Levels 6-12-16) There were hopes that we could close out Friday with a win, but that was not to be the case, as all three of the major averages finished lower. The overall week was mixed and flat, with…

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The Market Leaves Investors Scratching Heads | May 22nd 2016

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending May 22th, 2016 (The Market Leaves Investors Scratching Heads  5-22-16) It was one of those up and down weeks on Wall Street that left investors scratching their heads. We had good economic news and not-so-good economic news this week, but the bulls were pleased to…

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