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  1. 1525 again, but the target is moving


    After a weak open on Monday, the bulls stepped up again taking the indices into positive territory, and held those gains into the close. The Dow ended the day up 38-points. The Transports led on the upside while small caps lagged.
  2. Mixed messages


    After opening the down over 100-points on Friday, stocks reversed direction and closed in positive territory (Dow +35) and created a positive reversal day after Thursday's negative reversal day. That is a short-term bullish formation, but the increased volatility near the overhead resistance should be a warning sign.
  3. Weakness Remains Fleeting

    Last time I was looking for lower prices to begin last week's trading and higher prices later in the week. That's largely how it played out, but was not easy to play. I suspected the dips should be bought in the short term and it would have been a great play if not for our IFT restrictions. The bulk of last week's weakness came Monday, but trading started out to the upside early on. The real weakness didn't come till well after our noon deadline, which made it pretty tough to trade. And while it ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up...

    We saw volatility pick up last week, but as volatile as it was, the indices ended the week quite close to where they began, showing just minor gains or losses for the week. The bond fund (F) led the way with a 0.43% gain.

    Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of February 25 through March 1...

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  5. Reversal


    A strong mid-afternoon rally in the stock market fell apart by the close producing a negative reversal day. The Dow was within just a few points of a new all-time high yesterday when someone pulled the plug and the Dow ended the day down 21-points.
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