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  1. Relief rally... but some obstacles remain ahead

    Stocks rallied on Monday morning after a favorable outcome out of the election result in France, plus the nerves going into the weekend were abated with no further geological events, although the threats still remains. The Dow jumped 216-points and we saw 1% plus gains almost across the board.

  2. French election, gov't shutdown, North Korea... Busy week

    Stocks wavered back and forth on Friday as investors were a bit tentative in front of another weekend. Stocks have been down on the last trading day of the week for 6 straight weeks. This week it was the French elections holding back the bulls, and of course the continued saber rattling out of instable North Korea.

  3. Keeping It Simple

    Last week, I said I was expecting the market to bias higher. The up and down nature of trading didn't change, but by week's end the market was higher. All three TSP stock funds were up as the S fund more than doubled the C fund, which came in 2nd place with a gain of 0.87% to the S fund's impressive 2.07%. The I fund just did keep its head above water with a 0.11% gain.

    Rod's Account Talk-spx-jpg

    The S&P 500 started the week under its 50 dma, tested it on Thursday, ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks came out of the holiday weekend with some strength but the rest of the week was inconsistent with no clear trend. A few day to day factors were driving this rollercoaster of a week; some of which only affected large caps so naturally we saw the S-fund outperform this week by more than 1%. Hitting the headlines were the poor earnings report from Goldman Sachs, the more than 7% loss in oil for the week, the close upcoming election in France, and President Trump claiming he has big news concerning ...
  5. Stocks rally on tax and healthcare reform optimism

    Stocks opened higher on Thursday morning and continued to rise most of the day, except for a late minor dip near the close. The Dow gained 174-points, off the 200+ point highs of the day. The Nasdaq, small caps, and the Transports led the way on the upside, and those are the leaders that the bulls would want to see outperforming. The Nasdaq actually made a new closing high.

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AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)