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  1. Keeping Everyone Guessing

    It looks like volatility is back again, though for how long I don't know. Tuesday's selling pressure took back the bulk of Monday's gains, though the DWCPF gave them back and bit more. There didn't appear to be any real reason for the reversal, but there doesn't always have to be one.

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    Price on the S&P 500 did not quite fill that last gap created by Monday's rally. Momentum has turned back down again.

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  2. New highs on tepid volume

    Stocks started the new week with a sharp rally that was pretty broad in nature, although volume wasn't all that impressive given the size of the gains. The Dow gained 145-points, or 0.68%, while the recently beaten down Nasdaq led with a gain of 1.42%. But that Nasdaq chart isn't quite out of the woods just yet.

  3. Watch the Nasdaq for the next clue

    Stocks were mixed again on Friday, but once again the bulls were able to take the indices well off the early lows. The Dow ended the day up 24-points while the S&P was flat, and the small caps and Nasdaq posted small losses. The Nasdaq continues to be the laggard after months of leading to the upside, and that is the main concern for investors right now as the tech stocks are held up by a moving average that is hovering over a potential precipice.
  4. Bears Beware

    In my last blog, I said I was neutral heading into the new week and thought that volatility might become a bit more prevalent after the previous week's wild action. It might not have been a particularly volatile week, but it was neutral as the EFA was virtually unchanged, the DWCPF was moderately lower and the S&P 500 posted a modest gain.

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    Volume was way up on Friday, but it was options expiration, so it's not unusual in that context. Momentum ...

    Updated 06-18-2017 at 07:37 PM by coolhand

  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Again we see a week with no real trend. Stocks were mixed all around ithin the major indices, which makes it hard to pin point what exactly is on trader's minds these days.

    Big opportunities can be found at the individual stock levels but TSP funds will average out the good and the bad. Navigating between the good averages and the bad averages is what will ultimately maximize your return. Easier said than done of course.

    The Fed raised interest rates this week and the ...
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