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  1. Fed raises rates, tax bill hastened?

    Stocks were mostly higher yesterday as the Fed raised interest rates and the tax bill gets a push to try to beat the clock. The Dow gained 81-points, which was quite a bit off the highs, and the S&P 500 actually ended the day slightly in the red after a late push lower. The dollar was down sharply on the news helping the I-fund close at new highs, while bonds rallied. ...
  2. FOMC and rate hike day

    Stocks were mixed yesterday but the big two, the Dow and S&P 500, made new highs yet again. The Dow gained 119-points, off the early highs but impressive non-the-less. Tax reform is getting closer and the Fed is on deck to tell what they plan to do with interest rates so there are catalysts out there that could propel stocks into the end of the year, or pull them back before the normal late December Santa Claus rally begins.

  3. Bitcoin mania overshadows stocks market rally

    Stocks were up slightly for most of the day on Monday, but a late push higher gave the major indices a boost into some solid gains. The Dow added 57-points while small caps were flat and the Transports were down slightly. Historically, seasonality gets a little more negative this week, but yesterday showed why it seasonality is not a primary indicator. ...
  4. Stocks rally on jobs report

    Stocks opened higher on Friday after a better than expected jobs report. The Dow gained 118-points, or about 0.5%, while the S&P 500, Transports, and Nasdaq produced similar gains. A temporary continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown was passed after the close on Thursday contributed to the rally. ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks had trouble holding on to gains early in the week but large caps thrived off a string of good news to close in positive territory for the week. Small caps also came off their lows for the week after early trouble but it wasn't enough to wipe out the early losses.

    Stocks opened up Monday after the Senate passed the tax bill over the previous weekend but the 'sell the new' reaction kicked in right away producing the S&P 500's largest negative reversal day since February of 2016. ...
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