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  1. Healthcare vote put on hold


    It was a classic reversal day yesterday as stocks opened flat, rallied up to some healthy gains, and reversed down to close slightly negative. The Dow was up about 100-points but ended the day down 5-points. The culprit? The House failed to vote on the healthcare bill, the event everyone was waiting for.

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  2. Healthcare vote today... Could set market tone


    Stocks tacked on some losses early yesterday before the bleeding stopped and the indices found some stability. The results were mixed with the Dow slipping 7-points, but well off the morning lows. The Nasdaq had a string day while the S&P, small caps, and the I-fund saw small to modest gains.

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  3. Gridlock and obstruction taking toll


    Believe it or not, stocks opened higher on Tuesday but it turned out to be a Turnaround Tuesday and stocks spent most of the day heading south after the open. The financial stocks, which led the way higher during the Trump rally, led the way on the downside yesterday and that's impacting both the large and small cap indices. The Dow ended the day with a loss of 238-points while small caps took an even bigger loss percentage-wise. The dollar was down sharply helping
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  4. Cup and handle or lower high?


    Stocks were mixed but mostly lower on Monday with the Dow losing 9-points, the S&P shedding almost 5, while the Nasdaq was flat. Small caps and the Transports lagged.

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  5. Seasonality issues in late March?


    Stocks were mostly flat again on Friday as volatility has been low and trading ranges tight lately. The Dow lost just 20-points but because of the weak close, it felt technically worse than it was as you can see in the Friday intraday charts below. The small caps and International stocks held onto gains while the S&P slipped a few points.

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