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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks moved higher this week as we headed into the holiday weekend. They continued where they ended the previous Friday - recovering from the poor day last Wednesday. The open gap was filled but the momentum continued and we saw the S&P 500 reach a new all-time high. The week ended on a flat note Friday but a very slight gain marked the 7th day in a row of gains for the S&P 500.

    The Fed met this week and all but assured us of a rate hike in June. Traders may have bought their remarks ...
  2. 6 in a row before the holiday

    Stocks made it 6 positive days in a row since last Wednesday's "shock day" and it appears the bears have laid down again letting the bulls have their way. The Dow gained 71-points on the day. The Transportation Index led, as oil plummeted, while small caps and the I-fund lagged.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. New high in S&P, thanks to the Fed

    It was another quiet low volume trading day and we saw modest gains across the board yesterday with a little help from the Fed. The Dow gained another 75-points as all of the indices are grinding higher. The S&P 500 actually made a new all-time closing high but some of the other indices continue to lag, and unfortunately its some of the market leaders.

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