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  1. A little breakdown

    by , 12-03-2013 at 07:52 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks were down yesterday with the Dow ending the day down 94-points. We did break a trend of weak closes as stocks actually rallied into the close on Tuesday taking the indices well off their lows. Bonds were up, the dollar was down, and we saw a spike in oil prices.
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  2. Post Holiday Reversal

    by , 12-02-2013 at 08:31 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened the post-holiday week in negative territory, but climbed back into the green by early afternoon before falling into the close. The losses were modest but accelerated late producing another weak close - a trend that started last week. The Dow lost 78-points, the small caps were hit hard, and the Transportation Index actually closed in positive territory.
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  3. Post Holiday Reversal, or Not?

    by , 12-01-2013 at 08:02 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks were mixed after the abbreviated trading day on Friday, and it took a sharp late sell-off to move the Dow and S&P 500 into negative territory. As I mentioned in the Weekly Wrap Up, 3 of the 4 trading days last week saw late day sell-offs which, if it wasn't holiday trading, may be telling us something.
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  4. December is Here

    by , 12-01-2013 at 04:34 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    According to the Stock Trader's Almanac, December is the month in which the S&P 500 (C fund) has performed the best (going back more than 60 years). It is also the month when the January effect begins. The January effect is a seasonal anomaly in the financial market where where the price of stocks increase in the month of January more than any other month. However, the January effect now seems to be begin around mid-December.

    So seasonality is now in the bulls' favor.
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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 11-30-2013 at 12:07 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    It was a holiday shortened week with typical pre / post Thanksgiving activity. Volume was light but the bias was up. Post holiday trading can prove tough to analyze since there is a positive bias during the pre-holiday trading and there tends to be reversals after the holiday. So, does that mean stocks are due for a little pullback this coming week, or is this rally unstoppable?



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