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  1. Rally resumes, but...

    by , Today at 01:13 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks rallied sharply on Thursday as the Dow gained 217-points. Another big day but there was a little wobble toward the close as the Dow closed nearly 100-points off its high. I don't know if it's because of the possible new Ebola case that was reported, but Ebola sure seems to be in the middle of the recent volatility.

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  2. Is the rally over?

    by , Yesterday at 01:22 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks were hanging onto modest gains for most of the morning yesterday before things started to melt down. Some were pointing to the tragic shooting in Canada, but the charts were showing us where there could be some resistance, and that's about where they reversed. The Dow lost 153-points and small caps took the brunt of the selling.

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  3. The rally gets serious... can it last?

    by , 10-22-2014 at 01:20 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks gapped open higher on Tuesday and held onto the gains throughout the day and into the close. The Dow ended the day with a 215-point gain, and the TSP stock funds all had big days.

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  4. Some follow-through

    by , 10-21-2014 at 01:15 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened lower yesterday but most indices jumped into positive territory fairly quickly, although it took the Dow most of the day to move into the green. IBM's earnings was a big drag on the Dow, accounting for about 80-Dow points to the downside. In other words, the Dow would have probably been up about 100-points if not for IBM's loss.

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  5. Can the rebound continue?

    by , 10-20-2014 at 01:21 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Well, if you like volatility you have come to the right place: The stock market. The Dow gained 263-points on Friday, just another triple digit move. Even on the days when the Dow doesn't close up or down with a triple digit gain or loss, the intraday moves are wide and it just closes somewhere in the middle.

    When stocks sell off sharply like they had been, often the snap-back rallies can be very sharp as well. It doesn't
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