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  1. 25 or 50 basis point cut today?

    Stocks opened sharply lower on Tuesday, but the lows of the day were made soon after the opening bell and we saw a drift higher as the day went on. Still, there were modest losses in many of the major indices with the Dow slipping 23-points, while the S&P and Nasdaq each gave up about a quarter of a percent. Small caps bucked the trend a posted a big gain as the back and forth in that index continued.

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  2. A slow start to a busy week

    Despite the Dow gaining 29-points, stocks were mostly lower on Monday, although they battled back most of the day from a weak start to the day. Small caps lagged with a 0.6% loss while the S&P 500 was just south of flat. Bonds have also been quite flat over the last week or so.

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  3. New highs heading into Fed rate cut week

    Stocks rallied on Friday helped by a better than expected GDP report, although it was not a given that investors would appreciate a strong economic number with the Fed on deck this week poised to cut rates. The Dow gained 51-points, or +0.19%, while we saw more impressive gains in the broader indices including a 1% gain in our S-fund. The I-fund was down because the dollar made another new 52-week high, which weighs on foreign stock prices.

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  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks found footing again thanks to celebrated earnings reports and positive economic data. Low expectations due to poor economic outlook turned out the be in favor stocks. A majority of the market driving companies have outperformed in what was expected to be a lackluster earnings season. Those driving stocks are also holding onto those gains rather seeing profit taking after early gains; something we were seeing early on during the earnings.

    Economic data added to the gains helped ...

    Updated 07-29-2019 at 09:23 AM by TommyIV

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  5. Give backs

    Stocks pulled back on Thursday with a few indices giving back all of Wednesday's gains. The Dow was not up on Wednesday so it tacked on another 129-point loss, while the S&P did give back all of Wednesday's gains, and small caps were down but did held onto some of the prior day's big gains. The losses didn't break any recent rising trends, but the bulls' momentum was obviously slowed.

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