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  1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Stocks remain buoyant during this holiday week of trading. The Dow added another 67-points while the broader indices saw similar modest gains. The EFA even picked up some gains for a second straight day after being held back dramatically by the recent rising value in the dollar.

  2. Relentless rally

    Stocks opened modestly higher on Monday but it seemed a lack of sellers created a steady incline all day long. It felt a little like holiday trading, but it was even better than that. The Dow ended the day up 89-points and all of the TSP funds did well gaining about 0.7%.
  3. Overbought vs. seasonality

    tocks opened slightly higher on Friday but we finally saw a little slowdown in upside momentum and the day ended with modest losses. The Dow gave up 36-points and while it may be time for a little overbought pullback or pause, this holiday shortened week has some strong seasonality heading into Wednesday and Friday's trading.
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were up again this week as traders continue to capitalize on the rally produced from the presidential election. In the spotlight is small cap stocks that have outperformed large cap stocks significantly. Large cap stocks are still up though, but the big name tech stocks are not the driving force as usual which signals a possible change in the economic environment. We have a holiday week coming up which historically produces a spike in stocks with black Friday sales attracting holiday shoppers. ...
  5. Stocks up again while oil struggles

    Stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, and the buyers continued to pile in all day and we saw some nice gains once again. The Dow was up 36-points but the broader indices performed even better percentage-wise. The S&P 500 closed in on its all-time high while the Nasdaq 100 is still about 2% below its recent highs.

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DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)