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  1. Dow breaks streak, but broader market contnues higher

    The Dow finally had a negative day losing 13-points yesterday, but the S&P 500, Nasdaq, small caps, and Transports continued to rally with modest to strong gains. The I-fu ...
  2. Up 4 days to start a year for only the 9th time since 1960

    The market rally continued and the week ended with a flurry as the Dow gained another 221-points on Friday. It's only the 9th time since 1960 that the indices started the year with 4 consecutive gains. That's usually a good sign for the market for the year, although 1987 was one of those years and of course we saw a major market crash that year, but surprising 1987 did end with a small gain despite that crash because the first half of the year was so strong.
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The Stock market rally continues to be relentless as more buyers came out for the new year to join the fun. Indices like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average produced their best first week in more than a decade. As the last week of 2017 slowed down a bit, stock analysts questioned if the momentum of 2017 would continue into 2018. So far that momentum has accelerated.

    There doesn't seem to be one thing that keeps these markets going but the main issue is the expectations ...
  4. December Jobs Report

    Economy adds modest 148,000 jobs in December

    Businesses added just 148,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate stayed unchanged at 4.1 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday. The figure undershot economists' predictions of about 180,000 jobs added. Hourly earnings continued their modest rise, growing 2.5 percent in December year-over-year.
  5. Dow its 25,000 and investors are getting giddy

    The Dow gained another 152-points on Thursday and the celebratory Dow 25,000 rally caps were waving on the floor of the NYSE. The Nasdaq, S&P 500, and the small caps gained between 0.18% and 0.40% so more solid gains to start the new year. The dollar was down again but the I-fund was flying with or without that. ...
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