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  1. Introduction

    Welcome to my Blog.

    I will discuss things relating to GDX, NUGT, DUST, T/A, EXCEL, and/or Algo's, etc. A couple of times per week (at least).

    This post is a basic introduction.

    What is GDX?

    "Market Vectors® Gold Miners ETF (GDX®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDMNTR2), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies ...
  2. Another FOMC Week

    Stocks were mixed on Friday after a late rally erased most, if not all, of the the morning losses. The Dow gained 21-points while the S&P was flat, small caps were up strongly, but the Nasdaq was down on tech earnings. The dip buyers barely lasted an hour on Friday after the 100-point loss on Thursday and more weakness to start the day on Friday.

  3. Trading the Stats: Week 17

    The markets continue to reluctantly trudge ahead, climbing the wall of worry, while leaving the naysayers behind.

    There isn't much else to add, it's sort of a sleeper, where prices are creeping up inch by inch. While the S&P 500 has thus far had a very average (middle of the road) statistical month, W4500 has fared better on the weekly timeframe. And for those who are still drinking the bear cool-aid, both SPX & W4500 have closed up 10 of 16 weeks. Adding to the confusion, AGG has
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were up for the week but were off their weekly highs, peaking intraday on Wednesday after a couples days of relentless buying. Stocks sold off Thursday which continued into Friday but the dip buyers were back in play by mid-day to keep stocks in positive territory for the week.

    The F-fund lagged as it was the only TSP fund in negative territory this week with a loss of 0.41%, wiping out the previous gains of April.

  5. No stimulus from ECB

    Stocks slipped on Thursday, taking a much needed break after rallying 7 of the prior 8 days. The ECB, the European Central Bank, left rates unchanged, as expected, and didn’t offer any new stimulus so stocks had a bit of a mini tantrum. ECB head Mario Draghi did leave open the possibility of future action. The Dow lost 114-points and we saw losses of about 0.5% or more in some major indices.

S&P 500 (C Fund)
DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)