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Stocks were up on Tuesday as we saw modest gains in most of the major indices. The Dow led the way adding 52-points and that gain made it 19 consecutive positive Tuesdays for the Dow. Amazing!
After Friday's big rally, stocks took a day off to rest a bit as the indices were pinned near the break-even level most of the day. The Dow lost 19-points and the TSP funds were flat - except for the I-fund.
Stocks soared again on Friday, after Thursday's brief dip. The Dow gained 121-points and the indices continue to defy gravity.
Last week I said the Total Tracker remained very conservative with their stock allocations. Historically speaking, stock allocations under 40% tend to portend market strength. And last week was no exception as the Total Tracker's buy signal helped ascertain market direction again. For the week, the C fund jumped another 2.14%, the S fund increased by 1.89% and the I fund managed to post a 0.45% gain. Dollar strength is tempering I fund gains. Please keep in mind that the buy signals triggered by
Updated 05-20-2013 at 08:54 AM by coolhand
It was another week on Wall Street where the stock indices started in the lower left corner of the chart, and finished in the upper right. One of the most frustrating, unloved rallies continues and probably won't end until more investors feel the love.
Here are the up to date TSP fund returns through May 17.