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Buyers stepped in after after the 4-day pullback and most of the major indices saw modest to strong gains, but the weak close actually took the Dow into negative territory for the day, losing 8-points.
Stocks opened lower on Monday but like Pavlovian dogs who have made a lot of money in 2013 buying all the dips, buyers came out quickly to buy this recent pullback. The trouble is, they couldn't sustain their usual buying pressure and for the first time in
After a couple of big triple digit moves in the Dow on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday was rather quiet although the bears were able to win the battle and push stocks a little lower. The Dow ended the day down 31-points.
Friday was options expiration and they tend to be low volatility days and you can say there is some manipulation involved as money manager try to keep
Yields on the 10 Year Note hit fresh 2 year highs this week and that is helping to fuel the current selling pressure across the broader market. I expected this based on the chart of Barclay's Aggregate Bond Fund. That chart was showing a bearish flag pattern that not surprisingly broke through trend line support this past week. This situation is going to serve as a good excuse to take profits and realign portfolios, but it may also be causing the market to overreact in the short term too. It's still
Updated 08-19-2013 at 06:22 AM by coolhand
(Updated S&P chart)
The stock market and the TSP stock funds experienced their worst week since June. Rising bond yields and troublesome warnings from some of the larger U.S. retailers, plus continued concerns over the Fed tapering their bond buying, was enough to get investors to lock in some profits from this summer's big gains.
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