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  1. 6 in a row before the holiday

    Stocks made it 6 positive days in a row since last Wednesday's "shock day" and it appears the bears have laid down again letting the bulls have their way. The Dow gained 71-points on the day. The Transportation Index led, as oil plummeted, while small caps and the I-fund lagged.

  2. Another slow grind higher

    It was a low volume quiet day for stocks and despite still not being able to make new highs, the bulls were able to keep the bears at bay for another day. The Dow closed up 43-points and we saw modest gains across the board. The I-fund lagged after the dollar puts in a n overdue positive day.

  3. Gaps filled, resistance looms

    Stocks opened higher on Monday morning and the indices quickly ran up to try to fill those open gaps from last Wednesday's sell off. Those gaps are now filled and the Dow ended the day with a 90-point gain. The Nasdaq and Transports led on the upside while small caps and the I-fund also had good days.

  4. New high in S&P, thanks to the Fed

    It was another quiet low volume trading day and we saw modest gains across the board yesterday with a little help from the Fed. The Dow gained another 75-points as all of the indices are grinding higher. The S&P 500 actually made a new all-time closing high but some of the other indices continue to lag, and unfortunately its some of the market leaders.

  5. The DC chaos has actually created normal patterns

    It was an interesting week for stocks as politics has become one of the major catalysts for a market looking for a catalyst. The Dow jumped 142-points on Friday after Thursday's reversal off of the recent lows. It was solid gains across the board but some overhead resistance and another late story out of D.C. pushed stocks off their intraday highs into the close.

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