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Stocks were mixed on Friday as the Dow gained 16-points, the S&P 500 was flat, the I-fund was down, and small caps were up. Last week we had a digestion of the prior week's jobs report rally, and now this week the Fed meeting will be making the headlines.
Stocks have had a quite a run this year, with not much more than intermediate term weakness in between the up-legs. And as we head into the final two weeks or so of the trading year, seasonality is very positive. But has the bull run out of steam just as Santa is ready to make his appearance? Recent weakness and the inability of the indexes to get any traction to the upside suggest that might be the case. Especially given how bullish sentiment has been for a few weeks now.
Updated 12-16-2013 at 02:06 PM by coolhand
Stocks pulled back last week as we hit a weak spot between the big jobs report and the typical late December Santa Clause rally. Historically, that's typical so the question is, how much concern should we have going into this week after last week's losses?
We came into this past week following a big jobs report that took the Dow up nearly 200-points. As we mentioned last week, we often see large reactions
It was another bad day for the stock market Thursday as the Dow lost 104-points. The Nasdaq held up a better and the small caps actually closed higher. The I-fund was hit hardest and bonds (F-fund) also dipped.
TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 12/16/13- 12/20/13
The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 54% bulls, 37% bears.
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