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August 28, 2016, 9:14 pm, 1668280
The week that was... The indexes have been in a near standstill for well over a month as August played out to form of being a quiet vacation filled month, and last week was not much different as most market participants seemed to sit on their hands waiting for Friday's Jackson ...


August 26, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1668005
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. We will have our FIRST weekly recap/preview out Sunday evening! After initially rallying nicely on Janet Yellen's leaked speech, the market ...


August 26, 2016, 11:14 am, 1667886
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Another quiet sessions as morning buyers turned into (mild) afternoon sellers; most were just sitting on their hands ahead of ...


August 24, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1667353
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Indexes opened up with slight gains but that didn't last too long as sellers came into the market very quickly. ...


August 23, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1667004
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. Indexes gapped up modestly at the open, and held some of those gains into the close in yet another very ...


August 22, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1666665
Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of other financial websites across the interwebs. A quiet session ahead of Janet Yellen's Jackson Hole speech Friday as the S&P 500 fell 0.06% while the NASDAQ ...


August 19, 2016, 5:14 pm, 1666079
Sleepy late summer Fridays continue as the Wall Street crowd enjoys the Hamptons. There was a slightly negative skew on the day and in the end the S&P 500 fell 0.14% while the NASDAQ fell 0.03%. TINA ( There Is No Alternative) will be TINA until the market ...


August 18, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1665766
Indexes held to small gains Thursday with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ both gaining 0.22%.  Economic news on the day was minor and not market moving so we won't bother. "People are going to hesitate to sell because there's nowhere else to put your money (TINA!), but because valuations are so ...


August 17, 2016, 7:14 pm, 1665389
Indexes were mostly negative to begin the day but frowns turned upside down as dovish Fed minutes were released. The S&P 500 gained 0.19% while the NASDAQ added 0.03%. Some voting Federal Reserve policymakers expect that a U.S. interest rate increase will be needed soon, although there is ...


August 17, 2016, 1:14 pm, 1665280
Market recaps have been taking place on StockTrader.com (and StockTradingToGo before that) since 2008. My "nightly stock picks" in 2008 became "Epic Insights weekly" newsletters in 2009 which eventually became nightly market recaps in 2011. Since 2008, we've published over 1000 market recaps. Today, a slew of free market summary posts ...