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  1. Stocks hold up well despite Friday's negative reversal

    Stocks were mostly higher on Monday with slight to moderate gains in the three major indices as the Dow added 0.07%, the S&P 500 was up 0.28%, and the Nasdaq led with a gain of 0.71%. The Transports were also up slightly but reversed and closed at the day's lows. The Russell 2000 was down dragging our S-fund to flat on the day.

  2. Post options, pre-Fed, important earnings reports

    Stocks opened slightly higher on Friday but peaked quickly and started to fade as the day wore on. Some concerns hit the Street after reports of Iran seizing a British oil tanker hit the wire, and with the weekend looming, it seemed like a good reason for investors to lighten up late in the day. The indices closed at the lows of the day with the Dow falling 69-points, while the broader market indexes saw steeper losses, but the Transports bucked the trend and closed ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Mixed earnings and mixed messages from the Fed gave investors mixed feelings. The bulls lost their control of the market this week as poor earnings like we saw from Netflix were punished while outperforming earnings like we saw from Microsoft could not hold onto to gains. The only life we saw from buyers this week came Thursday when comments from a Fed member were interpreted to mean a 0.5% rate cut was coming at the next FOMC meeting. However this was short lived as the Fed corrected itself and ...
  4. Fed reverses pullback

    Stocks were falling at the open on Thursday, mostly following through on recent losses, but also in sympathy with streaming content leader Netflix, whose 10% loss weighed on the Nasdaq until... the Fed came to the rescue again. The Dow was flat, gaining 3-points, but the broader indices like the S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Small Caps, as well as the Transports, all closed with decent gains.

  5. S&P 500 gives up 3000

    Stocks were down moderately on Wednesday and for the first time in a while the major stock indices closed at their lows of the day. The S&P 500 slipped back below that psychological 3000 level once again after 3 closes above it. The Dow gave up 116-points, and the big loser yesterday was the Transports which fell 3.6%.

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