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  1. Was that it, or more churning and burning left?


    Stocks opened lower again on Thursday, following through on Wednesday's severe sell-off. Dip buyers showed up and the indices stabilized and then rallied into positive territory after more news out of Washington. The Dow gained 56-points and we saw better bounces in the broader indies. But it might still be considered a "dead cat bounce" at this point. We need to see more upside follow-through.

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  2. Market Trumped by Politics


    The historically low volatility finally ended yesterday as stocks sold off after another wave of political turmoil. The Dow lost 373-points and we saw losses of about 2% or more across the board. The lagging small caps and Transports gave up 2.2% and 3.1% respectively, and we finally saw those open gaps get filled on the S&P 500.

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  3. I-fund flies while dollar dies


    The Nasdaq led the way as large cap tech continues to roll. The Dow and S&P 500, along with the small caps and Transports, were all down slightly but closed well off their lows. The Dow lost 2-points. The I-fund had another good day as the dollar continues to decline.

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  4. A 3rd gap opened...


    Stocks opened the week with a gap higher and while the indices wavered some during the day, the Dow and S&P 500 climbed back by the close to finish close to the intraday highs. The market leaders that we have been a little worried about, the Transports and small caps, had strong days but they closed off their highs and remain in or below their bear flags.

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  5. Mixed, slow, and leaders are lagging


    Stocks were mixed and fairly flat again on Friday with the Nasdaq being the lone positive of the U.S indices, and the Dow and S&P posting slight losses. The small caps and Transports lagged again, each dropping 0.4% on the day, and the I-fund had a nice day as the dollar gapped lower.

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