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  1. Rally, Chop, Rally

    by , 01-25-2012 at 04:42 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Did Santa ever go back to the North Pole? Apparently not.

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    The market started off in negative territory again today, and again the dip buyers stepped in to drive it back up later in the session.

    I don't think the SOTU had anything to do with it and while Apple blew away quarterly estimates the broader market didn't respond to that either. It wasn't until the latest FOMC policy statement was released that buyers really stepped ...
  2. Slipping

    by , 01-24-2012 at 08:42 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, but quickly came off of their lows and traded in a tight range from there into the close. The Dow lost 33-points, the S&P was down a point, and the Nasdaq was up a couple of points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund slipped 0.10% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.52%, the I-fund lost 0.77%, and the F-fund ...
  3. More Mixed Action

    by , 01-24-2012 at 05:35 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    After opening the trading session well into the red it took dip buyers less than 15 minutes to pile back in. In about an hour the broader market was back near the neutral line and from there chopped its way to a mixed close.

    I'm not surprised by the dip buying. Many traders who found themselves on the sidelines as this market relentlessly pushed higher were looking for a buying opportunity. Any buying opportunity. And they finally got one today.

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  4. Stalemate

    by , 01-23-2012 at 09:06 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    The early Monday morning rally was quickly sold off, but the bulls stepped up and pushed the indices back toward the break-even area. The Dow lost 12-points on the day.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.05% yesterday, the S-fund fell 0.08%, the I-fund gained 1.06%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.07%.

    The S&P ...
  5. Opening Pop Gives Way to Flat Finish

    by , 01-23-2012 at 05:11 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Stocks started out at the open in positive territory and continued to march higher for the first half hour of trading, but that turned out to be their highs of the day as they then chopped their way into the red before recovering as the afternoon session worn on. They finished the day mixed and relatively flat.

    The euro continued its recovery, which has been helping anyone who's currently invested in the I fund as the dollar has been weakening as the euro has risen.

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