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This and that about the market, the TSP, maybe some politics, and life.

  1. A pause

    We saw some red on Thursday but nothing serious considering the gains leading up the selling. It was kind of a yawner and rather than selling, it was more of a slowdown in buying. The Dow lost 98-points with smaller percentage losses in the broader S&P and Nasdaq, while the small caps lost almost a half of a percent. ...
  2. Melt Up continues

    There they go again. The Dow jumped 323-points and closed above 26,000 for the first time as the "melt up" continues. We saw gains of near 1% in many indices as the negative reversal day on Tuesday was quickly forgotten, and the dip buyers didn't want to wait another minute. ...
  3. Turnaround Tuesday?

    Stocks opened sharply higher on Tuesday with the Dow up about 280-points in the first hour of trading, before things reversed course. The damage was minor as far as the daily loss goes, but a 300-point reversal is an eye-opener as the Dow closed down 10-points. We saw more moderate losses in the broader indices, while the small caps and Transports were hit hardest, and the I-fund was helped again by a weakening dollar.
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  4. The rubber band stretches as we near budget deadline

    It was another 200+ point gain for the Dow on Friday as the indices tack onto this historic rally to start the new year. Small caps lagged a bit but still posted a decent gain, while the I-fund keeps rolling along as the dollar fell to a 4-month low.
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  5. Train kept'a roll'in

    Stocks and the bulls continue their exuberant run as the Dow gained another 201-points yesterday. The gains were broad with small caps and the Transports leading the way. Things are getting stretched but momentum is certainly on the side of the bulls and few seem willing to step in front of this runaway freight train. ...
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