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  1. Bounce back before jobs report

    Stocks saw a healthy bounce on Thursday with gains across the board, both large and small cap, plus Transports and tech. It may have just been an oversold bounce after the recent dip, but it seemed like business as usual for the 2017 market. The Dow gained 71-points and small caps led on the upside.
  2. Big week ahead - jobs report, gov't shutdown?, FOMC, tax cuts...

    Stocks bounced around above and below the break-even mark yesterday with varying closing results for the indices as the rotation from one sector to another continues. The Dow lost 40-points, which was the lows of the day, while the S&P was flat, and the Nasdaq caught some bargain hunters after its recent decline, and closed just off the day's high. ...
  3. Sell the news continues as tax bill protesters reverse morning rally

    Another positive open turned into a down day on Tuesday and we saw modest losses across the board yesterday. The Dow lost 109-points with a similar decline in the S&P 500, while the small caps and the Transports lagged with more significant losses. ...
  4. Sell the news?

    The volatility picked up on Monday as we saw a classic "sell the news" reaction to Friday's evening's passing of the tax bill in the Senate. The Dow was up by over 300-points at the morning peak before the steady decline ensued. It managed to hold onto a 58-point gain but most of the other major indices ran into negative territory by the close. ...
  5. Volatility kicks in Friday morning - gone by the close

    We saw some of volatility kick in on Friday but the market dodged what looked like was going to be an old fashioned drubbing. We know how this year has gone for stocks - pullbacks and sell-offs haven't lasted weeks or days. They can now be measured with a stop watch. The Dow closed down 41-points so it got back nearly all of the earlier 350-point loss we saw after a 400-point - high to low - decline that started at about 11 AM ET. ...
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