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Stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday and the bears proceeded to put some pressure on until late morning when we saw some buying kicked in. The indices were mixed with the Dow ending the day down 43-points, the S&P 500 pushed back toward even, the Nasdaq posted a modest gain, while small caps were down sharply.
New years tend get off to a wild start and 2017 was no exception. We saw it all... A big gap up with a continued surge in the indices in very early trading. The Dow was up about 175-points within 30 minutes or so. By noon ET almost all of those gains were gone. It wasn't looking good but the selling dried up by the last 90-minutes of trading and we saw the indices rebound to close somewhere in between but close with solid gains.
Stocks rallied again on Wednesday getting 2017 off to a very good start. The Dow gained 60-points while the S&P 500 performed slightly better, the Nasdaq outdid them, and small caps piled on even more. The I-fund's negative price on Tuesday meant Wednesday's price was likely going to be very good and as you can see, the I-funders were not disappointed. That's fair value adjustments for you.
2016 ended in the same direction that it started... down. The good news was that much of what happened in between was quite bullish. The Dow closed on Friday down 57-points and we saw moderate losses in the S&P 500, small caps, and more so the Nasdaq.
Updated 01-03-2017 at 09:17 AM by tsptalk
Stocks were slightly lower on Thursday and the Dow shed 14-points. The losses were mostly muted but once again the market opened higher, but failed to hold onto those early gains. Small caps lost some early moderate gains but held on to close slightly positive.