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  1. Crazy Post Election Day


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    he action of the stock market over the period of about 17 hours from 7 PM ET on Tuesday when the polls started closing, until the stock market closed at 4 PM the next day was stunning. I don't care if you were in stocks or out, if you were watching you had moments of both terror and delight as it was one of the more emotional market moves I have seen in a while. I'll say it again... Stunning!... Given the circumstances and what was thought to be conventional wisdom if Trump had
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  2. Pre-election action was bullish... is sell the news next, or not?


    Stocks didn't open all that strongly but as the day went on we saw some upside follow-through to the big Monday rally. The Dow ended the day up 73-points, which was a solid daily return, but that was just half of the early 140-point gain we saw at the peak, so investors weren't 100% confident holding into the close before the election results were announced.

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  3. Big rally before Election


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    he stock futures opened up sharply higher on Sunday evening and they never looked back. The cash market opened on Monday morning and it was a buying-fest all day long. The Dow gained 371-points and we saw 2% to 3% gains pretty much across the board in U.S. stocks.

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  4. The FBI throws Clinton and Wall Street a bone


    Stocks were flying high after the October jobs report was announced early on Friday morning, but once again the gains were eaten up by the close, and the S&P 500 was down for the ninth-straight day, its longest stretch of declines since 1980. The Dow lost 42-points so the losses weren't bad but it's the negative action that has technicians concerned. Small caps actually held on to some solid gains (+0.34%), but they were up over 1% earlier in the day.

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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks fell everyday this week past as the election is approaching with no clear winner. There is also no telling how the market will react to a win from either candidate. On top of that, the Fed met this week and conveyed the possibility of a rate hike in December despite the poor conditions the market has experienced the last couple of months.

    The jobs report came out Friday and 161,000 jobs were added in October and the unemployment rate was reported as 4.9%. This was less than ...
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