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  1. Volatility kicks in Friday morning - gone by the close

    We saw some of volatility kick in on Friday but the market dodged what looked like was going to be an old fashioned drubbing. We know how this year has gone for stocks - pullbacks and sell-offs haven't lasted weeks or days. They can now be measured with a stop watch. The Dow closed down 41-points so it got back nearly all of the earlier 350-point loss we saw after a 400-point - high to low - decline that started at about 11 AM ET. ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks moved up this week as the Senate was expected to vote and pass the tax bill. The S&P 500 hit its high intraday Thursday but buyers briefly stepped aside Friday as stocks sold off sharply on the news of General Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI opening new doors to the Russian investigation. The selloff was dramatic at first but did not last long as the dip buyers jumped in to erase a bulk of the intraday losses.

    Despite one of the best weeks for the Dow in a ...
  3. Dow has biggest gain since March. Small caps lag

    Stocks rallied on Thursday as the tax cuts moved a step closer. The Dow gained 332-points on the day, outperforming the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, although all of them had solid days. It was the biggest one-day gain for the Dow since March 1. ...
  4. The beat goes on - new highs, that is

    It was a big day for stocks despite a few news events that we might have thought would have sank the market. But no -- the Dow gained 256-points and we saw gains of close to, or more than, 1% in most of the major indices. The Nasdaq lagged with just a 0.49% gain.
  5. The post-Thanksgiving exhale

    Stocks were mixed on Monday, a day where the seasonality charts suggested we could see a little breather after a Thanksgiving week rally. The Dow gained 23-points while the Nasdaq and S&P saw small losses. The small caps, I-fund, and Transports took bigger hits.
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