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  1. Can the rally resume after the holiday weekend?

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend. I sure did, but after 10 days on the road in four different hotel rooms and a laptop, I am sure glad to be back home with my normal setup. Let's get to it.

    It has been quite a run for the stock market since the election and the rally ran right through the strong seasonal period of Thanksgiving week. The Dow picked up another 67-points with much of that coming just before the early close on
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks continued their climb this week as investors saw this holiday week as another opportunity to put any sidelined money to work with the seasonality bias. This paid off as Friday's action was more than on par with the usual post-Thanksgiving upside that was expected. However, we are now about to enter a week where we tend to see profit taking from the upside action surrounding Thanksgiving. With the action we've seen since the election, this does seem like a likely scenario as some market players ...
  3. Last day of seasonal advantage

    Stocks were mixed on Wednesday with the Dow gaining 59-points and small caps were leading the way again with a 0.5% gain. The Nasdaq was down while the S&P and I-fund were up slightly.

    The positive bias of holiday trading continues and today is the last day of that holiday bias. While the Friday after Thanksgiving has a very good record over the years, over the last few years there have been a few down days, but the way this market has been going it will be hard to ...
  4. RevShark's Traditional Thanksgiving Column

    My Story of Gratitude

    “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

    ― Eckhart Tolle

    I started writing for a little over 16 years ago. Every year since then I’ve written a column on the day before Thanksgiving about how I became a trader, money manager and writer. I never dreamed my life could have turned out the way it did.

    I write this story to remind myself how
  5. 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.

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