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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Thanksgiving's positive seasonality came through again this year. Stocks were up with small caps outperforming large caps. Most of the gains came early on Tuesday followed by a pause in movement leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Stocks pressed higher Friday to give the S&P 500 its 55th closing record of the year.

    As far as seasonality goes, it's not uncommon for the market to slow down or pull back in late November through mid-December before things pick up again the last couple weeks ...
  2. Half day of trading today

    Stocks were mixed on Wednesday with the Dow giving back 65 of Tuesday's 160+ point gain. The large cap techs kept the pressure on and managed a small gain for the Nasdaq, but the S&P 500 and small caps posted slight losses. The I-fund led as the dollar lost 0.78% on Wednesday.
  3. RevShark - My Story of Gratitude

    Every year at Thanksgiving I write a column about what I am thankful for. Being grateful helps to produce an optimistic mindset and that promotes positive outcomes. I never imagine my life would turn out the way it did and I’m now thankful for the hardships I experienced. By telling my store I hope I can provide some motivation for others that are dealing with struggles that may seem insurmountable. Even when your situation seems hopeless you can survive, prosper and be happy if you have the ...
  4. A pre-holiday breakout to new highs

    Stocks were FAANG'ed again on Tuesday as the top Tech stocks pulled the rest of the market up with them. Small caps continue to bounce strongly off of its recent lows and the S&P 500 is now flirting with 2600. The Dow gained 161-points, or 0.69%. The Nasdaq led with those FAANG stocks having big days.
  5. Typical low volume tepid pre-holiday move higher

    Stocks rallied modestly on Monday with the Dow gaining 72-points with smaller gains for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Small caps led on the upside again while the I-fund ran into some strength in the dollar to hold it back a bit.
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