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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.
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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,

  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 !

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Keeping It Simple

by coolhand on 04-22-2017 at 06:44 PM
Last week, I said I was expecting the market to bias higher. The up and down nature of trading didn't change, but by week's end the market was higher. All three TSP stock funds were up as the S fund more than doubled the C fund, which came in 2nd place with a gain of 0.87% to the S fund's impressive 2.07%. The I fund just did keep its head above water with a 0.11% gain.

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The S&P 500 started the week under its 50 dma, tested it on Thursday,

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Buckle Up

by coolhand on 04-09-2017 at 07:40 AM
Yes, I am still expecting an upside breakout on the major averages sooner or later, but geopolitical tensions can sure challenge a bulls resolve. There was a lot of intrigue surrounding the air strike of a Syrian airbase late last week. The fact that it occurred almost parallel to the wining and dining of the Chinese President and his Generals (who were not given advance notice of the event) by President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate was almost surreal. Futures dove in the early hours on the news,

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Hitting Resistance

by coolhand on 04-02-2017 at 09:01 AM
Since testing and bouncing off an important line of support the previous week, the S&P 500 is fast approaching a declining line of resistance.

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We can see that price pulled back a bit on Friday, just shy of testing that line of resistance. Since peaking at the beginning of March, price has stair-stepped lower as we enter April. Overall though, price is not all that far from its peak and the longer term remains bullish as price remains above

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The Bull Awakens

by coolhand on 05-29-2016 at 04:06 PM
Last week, I posted a chart of the NYSE and I said that price was likely to find support between the 2 lines I drew on the chart. I also said that there was a large, weekly doji that showed how much of a battle there was between the bulls and the bears; a battle the bulls won 2 weeks ago, but they had to lift the NYSE off a deep low. That low was about in the middle of my support area. I cautioned that price was fighting to stay above the 50 dma, but that overall I was leaning bullish for the coming

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The Battle Continues

by coolhand on 05-22-2016 at 12:38 PM
Last week, I said that there was some key support areas getting tested among the major indexes.

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This is the weekly chart of the NYSE that I posted last week. If you look at the red candlestick that depicts the weekly action from 2 weeks ago, you'll see that price settled right at the top of an area that I felt might be a reasonable area to look for support across the broader market. Last week's action produced a large, weekly doji that

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