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  1. Battling resistance

    12/28/12

    Stocks lost ground yesterday, although the losses weren't created equally. The Dow dropped 89-points, the S&P 500 saw smaller losses, and the Russell 2000 was flat.

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  2. The smart money is grinning


    11/27/12

    Stocks were mostly lower yesterday but they did close near their highs of the day as the Dow, down over 100-points in early trading, closed down "just" 42. The Nasdaq and small saps closed in positive territory.

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  3. Now for the post-holiday


    11/26/12

    Stocks rallied nicely on Friday, capping off a big Thanksgiving week where the major indices saw gains close to 4%. The Dow gained 173-points on Friday, but volume was very light, and the bulls will have to prove it was more than holiday action.

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  4. Selling into Strength

    The charts for both the Top 50 and the Total Tracker showed stock allocations fall by more than 10% during the market's rally last week. Both groups are now under the 50% mark in total allocations too. Here's the charts:

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    We can see the drop in stock allocations for two weeks now, with a corresponding rise in bond and cash allocations.

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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    Holiday weeks tend to have a positive bias, but what we saw last week was not typical. We saw big gains with nearly 4% returns in each of the TSP stock funds. The question now of course is, what will a post-holiday market look like?




    Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of November 19 through November 23:

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    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
S&P 500 (C fund)
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Dow Completion (S fund)
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EFA (I fund)
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Bonds (F fund)
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