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  1. Can market add onto tariff delay rally, or was that it?

    The market gapped up on the open Monday morning after some positive trade talk out of Washington over the weekend and the Dow ended the day up an impressive 298-points or 1.2%. The Dow and the Transports led on the upside as the larger companies would benefit most from any delay in tariffs, but we still saw strong gains of 0.5% to 0.75% in the other indices as well.

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  2. Futures point to a rally to start the new week

    Friday was a very quiet day for the market as stocks traded in a very tight range, as they had done all week. The Dow was flat while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq pulled back moderately. The small caps held up well again adding a small gain to its modest gain for the week, while the large caps and the I-fund saw modest losses for the week.

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  3. Indices seem a little heavy after recent rally

    Stocks caught a bid in early trading moving the indices higher but they peaked an hour or so into the session and headed south. There was a push high in the last hour of trading, but that only served to recoup some of the losses the indices incurred during the bulk of the trading day. The Dow ended the day down 55-points, while the small caps continue to lead on the upside.

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  4. Yields rise again, investors ignore this time

    Stocks rallied on Wednesday as the Dow gained 63-points, which is a gain of 0.25%, but the broader indices did much better and each index had varying degrees of gains with the S&P 500 gaining 0.41%, the Nasdaq gained 0.63%, while the Transports gained 0.82%, and the Russell 2000 small cap index gained 1.0%. Our small / mid cap S-fund gained 0.73%.

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  5. Rates, the dollar, and oil putting pressure on stocks

    Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, actually gapping lower leaving yet another open gap on the S&P 500 chart. The Dow lost 193-points, breaking its 8-day winning streak and we saw about 3/4 of a percent shaven off of the three major large cap indices. Small caps help up well while the I-fund was up against another rally in the dollar.

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