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  1. Momentum on bulls' side but resistance is nigh

    Stocks had another strong day on Tuesday and the Dow ended the day up 127-points. It had been up closer to 200-points in early trading so there was a bit of a late fade, but the 0.50% gain led the major indices. The broader S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices gained about 0.3% each, with small caps doing slightly better, while the I-fund led after a dip in the dollar.

  2. Drifting higher... at least in the U.S.

    Stocks opened flat to lower on Monday morning but the theme of early weakness and afternoon strength continued. By the close the Dow had gained 40-points but we saw larger percentage gains in the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and small caps, while the I-fund lagged again. The drift higher in U.S. stocks continues and rather than seeing a lot of buying, the very light trading volume makes it feel more like there is just a boycott on selling.

  3. New highs in August, or is something going to stop it?

    Stocks were mixed again, but mostly higher on Friday with the Dow gaining 136-points[/COLOR] and large caps leading the way. The Nasdaq rallied late to push into positive territory, as did the I-fund, while small caps took a moderate loss on the day. Bonds had a strong day gaining 0.20% on Friday.

  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    U.S. stocks were up again for the week thanks to a rally in front and following the monthly jobs report. The trading action early in the week was choppy and mostly in negative territory; investors were hesitant to buy more than the previous Friday's close yet positive earnings reports kept traders from selling too much.

    The jump up in the price of Apple following the release of its earnings was the first big win for the bulls. More earnings reports, particularly from tech companies, ...

    Updated 08-05-2018 at 01:18 AM by TommyIV

    TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups
  5. Dow lags but stocks strong heading into jobs report

    After a weak open that saw the Dow down nearly 200-points, stocks ended the day mixed again on Thursday. But taking the Dow, which was down 8-points, out of the equation, and it was fairly broad rally. There was a strong positive outside reversal day on the S&P 500 chart, but volume was quite light and that takes some of the thunder out of the reversal, plus it is still in the bear flag.

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