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  1. Another slow grind higher

    It was a low volume quiet day for stocks and despite still not being able to make new highs, the bulls were able to keep the bears at bay for another day. The Dow closed up 43-points and we saw modest gains across the board. The I-fund lagged after the dollar puts in a n overdue positive day.

  2. Gaps filled, resistance looms

    Stocks opened higher on Monday morning and the indices quickly ran up to try to fill those open gaps from last Wednesday's sell off. Those gaps are now filled and the Dow ended the day with a 90-point gain. The Nasdaq and Transports led on the upside while small caps and the I-fund also had good days.

  3. The DC chaos has actually created normal patterns

    It was an interesting week for stocks as politics has become one of the major catalysts for a market looking for a catalyst. The Dow jumped 142-points on Friday after Thursday's reversal off of the recent lows. It was solid gains across the board but some overhead resistance and another late story out of D.C. pushed stocks off their intraday highs into the close.

  4. Working Out the Kinks

    It was another down week last week, unless you were in the I or F funds. But the good news is that there were two upside reversals last week that are highly suggestive of a bottom being in.

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    The S&P 500 shows us that price gapped lower last Wednesday, breaking and closing well under the 50 dma. But then we see two back-to-back rallys that erased a good portion of Wednesday's losses and that puts price with striking distance of overhead resistance ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Political drama and headlines about Russia are finally getting into the heads of traders. U.S. stocks pulled back this week with drama in D.C. is giving them less hope of any promising tax reform in the near future. The technical set up of the major indices allowed this path of political headlines to do their damage on stocks as there are resistance areas putting the pressure on the bulls.

    The dollar joined U.S. stocks in some selling this week and that gave a boost to the I-fund that ...
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