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  1. Sell Signal Achieved

    by , 02-22-2012 at 05:52 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    The last buy signal issued by the Seven Sentinels came on 12/22/2011. And that signal lasted for two months and logged significant gains before today's downside action flipped the system over to an intermediate term sell condition.

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    This sell signal does not necessarily mean we head lower immediately, but it is designed to get one properly positioned for the intermediate term trend, which should now be pointing lower.
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  2. Round number and resistance

    by , 02-21-2012 at 10:18 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    2/22/12

    Stocks struggled for direction yesterday as the strong open quickly failed. The dip buyers showed up but could not hold the gains. A late rally took the indices off of their lows, and in the case of the Dow and S&P 500, closed in positive territory.


    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.07% yesterday, the S-fund lost 0.53%, the I-fund gained 1.02%, and ...
  3. Tenuous Buy Signal?

    by , 02-21-2012 at 06:40 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    I didn't have a lot of time to listen to any financial news today, but what little I did hear appeared to center on the DOW possibly pushing past the 13,000 mark. It did manage to do that today, but it couldn't hold that level into the close.

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    The Seven Sentinels remain in a buy condition, but the signal is not exactly robust. Still, a buy signal is a buy signal. One thing that is robust though, is the market. And it's not easy to gauge ...
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  4. Test of the 2011 high this week

    by , 02-20-2012 at 11:29 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    2/21/12

    Stocks were mixed on Friday as the Dow saw a healthy 46-point gain and the S&P 500 picked up 3-points, but the market leaders - Dow Transports, the Nasdaq, and small caps - were all down on the day.


    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.24% on Friday, the S-fund lost 0.17%, the I-fund added 0.17%, and the F-fund (bonds) slipped 0.01%.
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  5. The Matrix

    by , 02-20-2012 at 12:19 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Before I get into the heart of what this blog will be about, I want to make sure everyone understands that I am not a professional trader. Nor have I ever been a professional trader. Like many of you, I am simply a fellow TSPer who decided to try and take control of my financial future. I do not have all the answers and there are many things about the market that I do not fully comprehend. And I never will. But that's okay, as it's really not necessary to understand the market on an intimate level ...
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