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  1. 8th day of up / down action in S&P


    Stocks opened lower on Monday morning but stabilized by noon ET when they started to drift higher toward the close ending the day with just modest losses. The Dow was down nearly 100-points early but closed down just 27. The leader was the EFA (I-fund) as the dollar made another lower low, and the laggard was the Transportation Index which lost nearly 1% on the day.

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  2. Post Inauguration and big earnings week


    Stocks opened higher on Friday but chopped around quite a bit before a late push higher helped the indices to post strong gains. The Inauguration Day did provide some drama, but nothing the market was overly concerned about. The Dow ended the day with a solid 95-point gain.

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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The market fell into negative territory early this week as traders sold early in front of the inauguration. A 'sell the news' reaction was the talk of the town for traders who are anticipating a catalyst to give the market direction again. Stocks gapped up at Friday's open before the inauguration but lost most the gains as the day continued bringing the S&P 500 to just a modest loss for the week.

    More earnings reports will be coming out next week and we may also see more reactions ...
  4. Dipping into Inauguration Day


    Stocks drifted lower on Thursday with modest losses posted in many indices. The Dow lost 72-points, small caps lagged, and the Dow Transportation Index continues to lead on the upside as it bucked the trend and posted a 0.25% gain.

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  5. Slow going, waiting on the financials


    Stocks opened lower on Wednesday although it was a mixed bag as the Nasdaq and small caps stayed green most of the day while the Dow lagged and closed down 22-points, off the 87-point early loss. The S&P and Nasdaq closed very strongly and at the highs of the day creating some nice intraday reversals bars on the charts.

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S&P 500 INDEX,RTH (^GSPC)
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