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  1. Busy week and rate hike done... now what?

    There was a lot of red on Friday, but the bulls did a very good job of holding back the bears as they took control in the afternoon and turned deeper losses into minor declines. The Dow lost 85-points but percentage-wise the broader indices were just barely on the negative side. Bonds were up.

  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    A lot went on last week for the market and each index reacted in its own way. Large caps stalled but weren't sold, small caps were up as usual, while bonds recovered from poor technical positioning. The associated TSP funds were all in the green for the week but at different degrees. Only the I-fund found itself in negative territory as the European Central Bank was unable to impress investors with their inaction on interest rates.

    The Federal Open Market Committee raised interest ...
  3. Mixed results as investors ponder events

    The market was mixed as the Dow closed down 26-points, 0r 0.10%, while the S&P added 0.25%, and the Nasdaq and small caps performed even better. So it feels like investors are still trying to process the new interest rate outlook from the Fed, the recent major merger, and any possible effects the meeting with North Korean had, as they try to piece together what these events will do to the different sectors.

  4. Fed gets more hawkish

    The Fed increased the Fed Funds rate by 0.25% as expected, but the twist was that they had a more hawkish outlook this time around, and the odds are now looking like another possible two rate hikes this year. Two was a possibility but it has now become more likely, and that seems to be what the late selling was responding to.

  5. Fed Day

    It was another fairly flat day on the eve of the FOMC meeting, although there were certainly pockets of strength in the Nasdaq and the small caps. The Dow lost 2-points while the S&P added 5.

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