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  1. Emotions are flying

    05/21/13

    After Friday's big rally, stocks took a day off to rest a bit as the indices were pinned near the break-even level most of the day. The Dow lost 19-points and the TSP funds were flat - except for the I-fund.
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  2. Party like it's 1990 something

    05/20/12

    Stocks soared again on Friday, after Thursday's brief dip. The Dow gained 121-points and the indices continue to defy gravity.
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  3. The Buy Signals Just Keep Coming

    Last week I said the Total Tracker remained very conservative with their stock allocations. Historically speaking, stock allocations under 40% tend to portend market strength. And last week was no exception as the Total Tracker's buy signal helped ascertain market direction again. For the week, the C fund jumped another 2.14%, the S fund increased by 1.89% and the I fund managed to post a 0.45% gain. Dollar strength is tempering I fund gains. Please keep in mind that the buy signals triggered by ...

    Updated 05-20-2013 at 09:54 AM by coolhand

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  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    It was another week
    on Wall Street where the stock indices started in the lower left corner of the chart, and finished in the upper right. One of the most frustrating, unloved rallies continues and probably won't end until more investors feel the love.



    Here are the up to date TSP fund returns through May 17.

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  5. Exchange Volume

    Since the early 2000’s, trading on the major exchanges has been on the decline because multiple trading venues exist away the major exchanges that account for the bulk of daily trading volume. Dark Pool liquidity simply refers to an exchange outside of the major exchanges where stocks are traded anonymously by large institutions.

    When you put in an order to purchase a stock at 20.05, your broker charges you only $7 because he sells it to a High Frequency Trading (HFT) shop. The HFT ...
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