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  1. 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. ...
  2. 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.

  3. Rally stalls but mixed action continues

    Stocks continue to produce mixed results as the lagging Nasdaq led the way with modest gains while the Dow, S&P 500, and Transports pulled back some. The Dow lost 55-points, but there was certainly no rush for the exits as stocks closed off the early afternoon lows.

  4. The laggards lead

    It looked as if we were going to get some turnaround Tuesday action yesterday as the stocks that had been hit hard and lagging lately like big Tech and energy, started to catch a bid while the leaders of this rally like the Dow, small caps, and the Transports were down early. But by midday the entire market got on board and stocks closed strongly. The Dow gained 54-points, or 0.29%, while the Nasdaq gained over 1%.

  5. Mixed day - again

    Stocks were mixed again yesterday with the Dow adding 21-points, the S&P 500 was flat, the Nasdaq was down, while small caps and the Transports had big days once again. The rotation out of tech and into financials, airlines, and smaller companies continued.

    These share prices reflect Friday and Monday's market action because of Veteran's Day.

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