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  1. Fed stays 3 or 4 rate hikes, and stocks rally then fall

    Stocks had another volatile day Wednesday, as we might expect during an FOMC policy statement and Chair press conference. The policy statement announcement saw stocks rally, then fall into the close and the Dow gave back an early afternoon 250-point gain to close down 45-points. Most indices were down but small caps bucked that trend posting a solid gain.

  2. FOMC Day and Powell's 1st Press Conference

    Stocks were mostly higher yesterday with the Dow gaining 116-points, or about a 3rd of Monday's losses. The action was tentative in front of today's press conference and policy statement from the Fed. Small caps lagged while the Transports led percentage-wise. A rally in oil helped keep the S&P 500 in positive territory.
  3. Sell-off heading into FOMC meeting

    Stocks lost more ground to start the week yesterday, although some late buying helped moved the indices off their lows. The Dow closed down 336-points, which was about 130-points off the low of the day. The Nasdaq lagged while small caps held up slightly better, as did the Transportation Index, but it was a red day across the board.
  4. Historically weak part of March, put to the test

    Stocks were higher on Friday, an options expiration day, causing trading volume to spike. The Dow ended the day up 73-points while the S&P was up slightly, and the Nasdaq was flat. Small caps outperformed and the rally in the dollar caused the I-fund to lag. ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Traders took some profits this week following the rally sparked by the celebrated jobs report last Friday. The S&P 500 closed down the first four days of the week; a rare streak of late for the index. Pressure was added to stocks Tuesday as the Commerce Department signaled minimal product tariff exclusions to promote more production in the U.S. This troubled investors as it followed a less aggressive stance on tariffs from the White House days before. Stock markets do not like mixed signals. ...
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