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  1. Yes. It's all manual. I've been doing it long enough that it doesn't take me an inordinate amount of time to generate the charts. It's important that I keep it that way too. I'm going to give this some more thought. Maybe I can come up with a viable solution that doesn't take too much time and has some measure of value.
  2. Hi. Are you manually inputting your data?
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    Everytime I read what you have to say it's like Keanu Reeves is talking.
  4. Thanks mayday. I've learned a lot myself over the years on this MB.
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    Many thanks coolhand for all your contributions to this board. Especially your blogs. You've helped many people.
    David
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    "Nobody ever eat fifty eggs" says Coolhand Luke
    Hi Coolhand, I'm new to the site. Studied it hard and long and attached myself to a few folks who I think have good advice to offer on TSP allocations. I need to take control of my TSP. So I thank you in advance. Besides you can't be all that bad, we have two things in common, Navy vets and fisherman. Thanks for your insight.
  7. nevermind... pm'd
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    I agree with you coolhand..... ..... thanks for your advise ..... !!!! that is why I like to ask you person email because your system gives buy signal ... but I think the price is high already .... so ... .I like to ask you .... !!! thanks a lot !

    the past 6 months of 2010 I have 17% return I main trade is G , S , and I ... and I think I just lucky .... there are a lot things I confuse !!! and don't know !

    All, thanks for your time to explain for me !

    good luck for you too coolhand,

    MT*
  9. I think risk is too high at the moment to get into stocks. I'm not saying the market can't go higher, but it's been up most of the month and a better buying opportunity may come over the next week or two. But predicting this market is extremely difficult and given the high degree of volatility I'd prefer to stay in cash or bonds myself. But that's just me.

    When my system gives a buy it just means you can buy stocks. Primarily C and S, but the I fund may be okay too depending on what the dollar is doing. Right now the dollar has been dropping so allocating something to that fund would make sense.

    Please be aware that I don't tell anyone how to trade their accounts. My purpose on this board is to give readers an informed perspective, but there are other perspectives out there too and they don't always agree with mine. Take your time to understand what's going on and why folks move in and out of the market. The more you understand, the better decisions you'll make. Good Luck!
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    coolhand ,

    can I jump in now to buy S fund ???? It seem the price still high ..... or I should wait till end this week to see the signal .... ? when your singal Buy ... is that mean ... buy S fund ??? or what .... ??? may you please explain for me !?

    thanks a lot !

    Mt*
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Averages End Mixed for the Week

by coolhand on 07-29-2017 at 02:10 PM
Last week, I said I was neutral as the indicators were beginning to hint at toppy behavior. I thought we might be in for some sideways movement with some degree of volatility. The week ended up mixed, so my expectation was reasonably on target. I said that while we were due a deeper correction, pin-pointing when that happens and from what level is difficult to ascertain. The main obstacles for the bears to my eye were, and still are, bullish readings on NAAIM, breadth and liquidity.

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Bears Get Hammered Again

by coolhand on 07-23-2017 at 12:21 PM
Last week, I said the chances of a pullback were rising. I felt that is was time to start getting more defensive as the bulk of the rally was likely behind us. But NAAIM was bullish, as was liquidity and breadth. The fact that so many technical indicators were now positive is often an early warning, but tops are very difficult to call. I thought that the market might bias higher last week, but thought we should look for weakness to being around mid-week. That weakness came on Thursday, but not until

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The Bull Hits Fresh Highs

by coolhand on 07-16-2017 at 02:33 PM
Last week, I said that I thought the market was probably close to a bottom. I had my eye on Weird Wolly Wednesday as the day we might confirm a bottom and thought we'd get some weakness during a volatile trading day. We got neither after the market dipped on Tuesday, but roared to life on Wednesday with a bias higher the rest of the week.

It's easy to miss the big moves in this market with all of the chopping up and down for weeks. And now, in a matter of just a few days, the market

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Have We Bottomed?

by coolhand on 07-08-2017 at 08:40 PM
Last week, I said I was looking higher for the new week. I thought the market might be poised for an upside breakout. The fact was and perhaps still is, that price has been resilient, with downside traction remaining limited. This helped keep me in the bullish camp along with positive breadth and liquidity.

As it turned out, the TSP stock funds closed mixed on the week, with the C fund posting a modest gain, while the S fund was down modestly and I fund moderately lower. Thursday's

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Holding the Line for Now

by coolhand on 07-02-2017 at 11:31 AM
Last week, I said I was neutral. I opined that with recent all-time highs tagged not too long ago on the DWCPF, I had to give some weight to a possible correction of 4-5% and maybe even more over the days or weeks ahead. That's still valid. I noted that the BKX (Bank Index) has been weak of late, with price closing at its 50 dma the previous Friday. But then Monday, the BKX took off and rallied hard for most of the week. I felt that remaining long in the C, S, or I funds as long as breadth, liquidity

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S&P 500 (C Fund)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH (^GSPC)
DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)