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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were able to rally into Friday's close to produce gains for the week after a three day pattern of falling off intraday highs after early gains. This put the S&P 500 up 4.9% for the last two weeks, its largest two week gain since February of 2015.

    Wednesday's intraday sell-off was credited to traders' reaction to the Fed minutes where the plans for multiple rate hikes this year seem to still be on track. Stocks have become more sensitive to such news since the correction a couple ...
  2. Dow up, other indices flat after another reversal

    Cyclical stocks like Caterpillar and United Tech led the way yesterday helping the Dow to a strong gain of 165-points, but that was almost 200-points off the early highs so we continue to see a pattern of early strength and late weakness in stocks. The other indices were basically flat on the day with the S&P 500 giving up almost all of its early 1% gain. ...
  3. Another negative reversal

    Stocks were down on Wednesday after another wild ride. It wasn't a severe down day, but it was a severe reversal. The Dow lost 167-points or 0.67%, but that looks a lot worse when you factor in the early 303-point gain at the highs just an hour or so before the closing bell, so that's a 470-point intraday turnaround. The S-fund was down a slight 0.15%, which is interesting because the index it follows was down 0.68%.
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  4. Pre-holiday rally become post-holiday reversal

    Stocks were down on Tuesday, following up on the negative reversal on Friday before the long holiday weekend. The Dow lost 255-points and was the laggard with the help of a sell-off in Wal-Mart's stock. The Nasdaq led the way and was up most of the day before dipping into the red in the final hour of trading. ...
  5. Will negative reversal on Friday end rally?

    Stocks rallied early on Friday, but faded and erased some large gains. The indices finished mixed with the Dow adding 19-points or 0.8%, while the S&P was also basically flat. The Nasdaq was down but there were modest gains in the small caps and international funds.
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