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  1. The bleeding stopped for a day. Can stocks now rebound?

    There was some late selling on Friday afternoon, as you might expect heading into a weekend with so much geopolitical tension in the air, but the indices did manage to hold onto to some small to modest gains on the day. The Dow gained 14-points while the Transports, Nasdaq, and small caps led on the upside, but these were the ones hit the hardest recently.
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap-Up

    TommyIV is on vacation this week so I'm (Tom Crowley) filling in for him.

    If you were waiting for volatility to finally spike in this market, your wait was over as the nuclear war rhetoric hit the market hard this week. Yes, the market was way overdue for some kind of pullback and this may have just been the excuse to do some selling. We saw evidence in the prior weeks of internal weakness while the major indices made new highs, especially the headline grabbing Dow, but some of the
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  3. Market reacts to geoploitical rhetoric

    Stocks sold off on Thursday with a bit of a North Korea hangover. The Dow lost 205-points, which is actually less than1%, but once again the broader indices took the brunt of the selling as the S&P 500, Russell 2000, and Nasdaq fell 1.45%, 1.75%, and 2.13% respectively.

  4. N. Korean scare doesn't last long

    What a day and it was a microcosm of the entire year. The bears got there time to shine but they are turned back yet again by the bulls as we saw some stiff early losses disappear, in some indices, by the close. The Dow lost 37-points but the S&P 500 nearly got back all of its early 12-point loss. Stocks rallied strongly into the close and we have to wonder if the FOMO traders (fear of missing out) are the ones calling the shots.

  5. North Korea issues end the Dow's streak

    Stocks were pushing into new high territory on Tuesday morning before things reversed course in early afternoon trading and we saw the new highs turn into modest losses by the close. The Dow lost 33-points on the day ending its long winning streak, and that's hardly a crisis. But as you'll see in some of the charts below the negative reversals on some of the charts could mean at least some short-term follow-though on the downside.

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)