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The market's relentless move higher continued as new highs were made on the S&P 500 every day last week. Earnings have been generally strong, except for Apple's disappointment, and imagine the gains we may have seen in the indices if Apple was involved in this rally rather than tumbling and being the worst performing stock in the S&P 500 so far this year.
Here are the TSP fund returns for the
Apple's stock lost over $60 a share yesterday and that sent the Nasdaq down but it was not enough to keep the Dow and S&P 500 down, although the S&P did close flat. The Dow gained 46-points on the day. Well off the highs, but yet another gain.
TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 1/28/13- 2/01/13
Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 53% bulls, 37% bears,for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.43 to 1. That is another neutral reading which means the survey system allocation will remain 100% G fund for the week of 1/28/13 - 2/01/13.
Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:
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The 3 major stock indices, Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq, were higher yesterday while the small caps and the international stocks saw small losses. The Dow gained another 67-points thanks to a 4.4% gain in IBM.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund (XLF) has led the market with YTD fund performance quarter ending 12/31/12, of 28.51%. Second we have the Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF (WXSP), which may mimic the S fund, with YTD fund performance quarter ending 12/31/12, of 17.73%. Third the S&P 500 Index, that may represent the C fund, enjoyed YTD fund performance quarter ending12/31/12, of 15.82%. Meanwhile, the Power Shares QQQ, representing the Nasdaq-100, had YTD fourth quarter ending fund performance