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  1. Dip buyers take a day off

    Stocks opened lower yesterday and like Monday, we saw dip buyers jump in by late morning. The bears made another push lower in afternoon trading and the difference between Monday and Tuesday is that the dip buyers stood aside this time. The Dow lost 110-points but it, and S&P 500, had been up for 5 straight days so a pause is not a big surprise. The question of course is whether this is a temporary pause or a bear market rally peak since several indices stalled at resistance.

  2. Bulls not flinching

    tocks opened modestly lower on Monday but the dip buyers didn't take long to jump in. There was a late afternoon push lower to move the Dow into negative territory, but the dip buyers were not far off again, and the Dow closed up 67-points. There were mixed results in the broader market as the S&P was slightly better than flat, small caps had a strong day, and the Nasdaq was down on the day.

  3. Can the rally continue this week?

    The jobs report came in at +242,000 on Friday, with an unemployment rate of 4.9%. That was strong enough to thwart recessionary concerns, but probably not too strong to get the Fed back to raising rates. The embraced the results and the Dow gained 63-points. The recent decline in the dollar helped the I-fund lead the way.

  4. The Bear Hunt Was a Success!

    It wasn't too long ago that the current market was acting very much like a bear. And it was global in nature with many charts rolling over and technical indicators suggesting more downside was in store.

    But it was a bear trap. And a heavy duty one too.

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    The S&P 500 hit a double bottom in mid-February and hardly looked back.

    With global growth concerns painting a dire economic picture, central banks around ...

    Updated 03-06-2016 at 08:30 PM by coolhand

  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    After initially finding negative territory Monday, stocks saw decent gains this week beginning with the big rally on the first day of March. The following two days were relatively steady while producing additional modest gains.

    A solid jobs report with an addition of 242,000 jobs eased any recessionary fears but it wasn't too large to alert the feds to raise rates. The market embraced it positively although there was some profit taken toward the end of the day.

    With the ...
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