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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Market Closes Week Out with Win, As June Begins | June 3rd, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on June 3rd, 2018 Market Closes Week Out with Win, As June Begins 6-3-18) Tariff worries and Italian elections may have weighed on the stock market this week, but the government jobs report helped the stock market close out the week with an impressive win.…

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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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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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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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Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market | March 11th, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on March 11, 2018 Jobs Report Fires Up Friday’s Market 3-11-18) What a week it was on Wall Street! What fired up the stock market on Friday was an extremely strong jobs report. It showed that 313,000 new jobs were created in February, which topped…

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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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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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Record Highs 30 Years After Black Monday Crash | October 22nd, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on October 22, 2017 (Record Highs 30 Years After Black Monday Crash 10-22-17) What a difference 30 years makes! We had the 30-year anniversary of the Black Monday Crash of 1987, and amazingly enough, we had record highs in the major indices this week that…

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