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  1. More of same - sideways but no pullback yet

    Stocks were mixed while trading in another very tight range on Tuesday, and volume continues to evaporate. The Dow gained 40-points and briefly hit 23,000 for the first time. The S&P, which was down most of the day, closed with a small 0.07% gain. The Nasdaq was flat and the small caps, I-fund , and Transports were all down modestly.

  2. Low volume quiet new highs

    Stocks were mixed on Monday with the Dow leading the way with an 85-point gain. We saw more modest gains in the S&P 500 while the small caps and EAFE were fairly flat. The market leading Transportation Index was down sharply again.

  3. Get ready for earnings

    Stocks faded toward the end of the day on Friday but still closed with modest gains. For the week the TSP funds were mixed with the C-fund picking up a small gain, the S-fund had a small loss, and the I-fund had a big week leading the way. Bonds were up moderately. Momentum still favors the bulls but the Transportation Index posted a big negative reversal day on Friday that we'll have to keep an eye on.

  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this week with low volume trading and low volatility. Large caps were up slightly while small caps pulled back amidst the anticipation of the tax cuts. Debatably, the tax cuts may already be priced in but the fear of being left out of a potential rally sparked from a tax cut deal is keeping traders from selling. However, reason to buy seem to be diminishing and the potential for a 'sell the news' reaction could have them leaning the wrong way when an announcement is made. Perhaps ...
  5. Quiet slightly down day, tight ranges

    Light volume trading and very tight trading ranges continue during this normally more volatile month of October. Those numbers that are red below mean stocks were down - just in case you forgot. It's been a while since we've seen them.

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)