Bulls Close Out Week With A Win | July 8, 2018

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending on July 8th, 2018 Bulls Close Out Week With A Win 7-8-18) Bulls closed out Friday with a solid win, which followed a strong jobs report that showed 213,000 new jobs. Economists were looking for 200,000 new non-farm jobs, and while the 213,000 for June…

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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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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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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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Record Highs and Summer Static | August 6, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending August 6th, 2017 ( Record Highs and Summer Static 8-6-17) Bulls were pleased to see the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another all-time high on Friday, but not having the Nasdaq and S&P 500 join the all-time-high party was a summer bummer. It was a solid…

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Indecisive Week for Stock Market | July 1, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending July 2nd, 2017 (Indecisive Week for Stock Market 7-2-17) Stocks closed out an indecisive week, well, indecisive. We saw a big bounce in banks and financials (BKX), but we also continue to see selling in some of the mega-cap tech names. These offsetting forces left the…

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Strange End to a Calm Week | June 11, 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending June 11th, 2017 (Strange End to a Calm Week 6-11-17) It was a strange week to say the least, and to make it all the more strange, was the “mega-tech” selloff midday Friday that drove the Nasdaq down 1.8%. All three of the major indices had hit new…

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Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers | April 9th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending April 9th, 2017 (Market Flat Amid Trump Meeting, Syria, and Job Numbers 4-9-17) This past week marked the beginning of a new month and a new quarter for investors. It began flat and quiet, and the buzz was that once we saw employment numbers from ADP…

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Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street | March 19th 2017

State of the Stock Market Analysis for the Week Ending March 19th, 2017 (Fairly Quiet Week on Wall Street  3-19-17) The week had begun with great expectations that we would get a catalyst or two that would send the stock market to new, breakout highs or a long-awaited selloff. The buzz surrounding Janet Yellen and the…

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