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  1. Mixed Monday, but Google could shake things up


    It was a rather slow summer trading day on Monday with early weakness, a midday comeback, and more selling late that saw the indices close mixed. The Dow lagged losing 0.31% on the day while the Nasdaq led, the S&P was down slightly, and small caps closed with modest gains.
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  2. Is the buzz in European markets a concern here?

    The Nasdaq finally ended its winning streak on Friday after 10 consecutive positive days, but it only lost 2-points. The Dow lost another 31-points but overall it was another flat day for stocks to end the week, and all three of the TSP funds picked up about a half of a percent on the week, as did the bond fund.

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  3. Bears Get Hammered Again

    Last week, I said the chances of a pullback were rising. I felt that is was time to start getting more defensive as the bulk of the rally was likely behind us. But NAAIM was bullish, as was liquidity and breadth. The fact that so many technical indicators were now positive is often an early warning, but tops are very difficult to call. I thought that the market might bias higher last week, but thought we should look for weakness to being around mid-week. That weakness came on Thursday, but not until ...
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  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The first wave of earnings reports attracted buyers this week adding about a half a percent to both large and small caps. The gains were primarily produced Wednesday following comments from Paul Ryan in regards to how congress will go about tax reform. Stocks pulled back Friday after a couple poor earnings reports. Some of the early losses were regained intraday.

    We will see more earnings reports coming in next week and conditions are still favorable for the bulls.

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  5. A stall but more new highs

    The Nasdaq made it 10 straight positive days on Thursday with a 5-point gain, but it was a rather flat and mixed day for stocks as the Dow lost 29-points, the S&P and small caps were flat, and the Transports lagged with a 1 % decline.

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