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Stocks remained buoyant in front of today's FOMC meeting - probably the most important Fed meeting in many years. Volume continued to be fairly light as investors weren't too committed and the big money is avoiding any big bets before the interest rate announcement today. The Dow gained 140-points.
The technical analysis shows many possible outcomes for stocks and bonds but the Fed's decision today could tear up the charts and we may have a totally different outlook
After a modest down day on Monday, stocks came roaring back on Tuesday because... well, no one really knows, but the volatility continues. Was it the weak economic data, because that could explain it with the Fed's interest rate decision pending. Was it hope that the Fed would raise rates? Won't raise rates? Maybe it was because China's Shanghai Index was down 2.5% and 3.5% on Monday and Tuesday respectively? Obviously that's
Stocks opened lower on Monday and fell to their lows within the first half hour of trading, but quickly stabilized and the bulls were able to hold off the bears from doing much damage. Tentativeness seems to be the order of the week as the Dow shed 62-points on light volume as the Fed's decision on interest rates looms.
Japan and China's markets struggled on Monday but the severity didn't roll into the U.S.
Stocks opened lower on Friday but battled back and in another light volume, post Labor Day trading day, closed with solid gains. The Dow added 103-points and that makes 7 of 8 days in September with a triple digit gain or loss, so volatility continues.
TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 09/14/15 - 09/18/15
The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 42% bulls, 40% bears.
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