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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The relentless uptrend of stocks continued this week despite poor earnings reports and lackluster news on the road to tax cuts. Volume remains low through all of this so whoever is still trading seems to be buying while everyone else is holding tight to stocks until everyone else decides to sell. What will spark a sell off is uncertain. Bad news does not affect the market anymore with bad earnings reports and poor economic news stories being the case this week. Those who have ridden the trend has ...
  2. A big comeback... to flat

    A bit of a scare in overseas markets rolled into the U.S. open on Friday as they talked about asset bubbles, but that didn't last long and we got the familiar October flat close. The Dow, which was down over 100-points near the open, closed with a gain of 5, while the S&P was also flat and the Nasdaq and small caps posted minor losses.

  3. IBM pushes Dow above 23,000. Rest of the market quiet.

    IBM was up close to 9% yesterday and that accounted for much of the 160-point gain in the Dow on Wednesday. The more broader indices like the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were flat on the day, while the small caps, Transports and I-fund bounced back from some recent losses. Bonds pulled back while trying to hold onto its bull flag.

  4. More of same - sideways but no pullback yet

    Stocks were mixed while trading in another very tight range on Tuesday, and volume continues to evaporate. The Dow gained 40-points and briefly hit 23,000 for the first time. The S&P, which was down most of the day, closed with a small 0.07% gain. The Nasdaq was flat and the small caps, I-fund , and Transports were all down modestly.

  5. Low volume quiet new highs

    Stocks were mixed on Monday with the Dow leading the way with an 85-point gain. We saw more modest gains in the S&P 500 while the small caps and EAFE were fairly flat. The market leading Transportation Index was down sharply again.

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