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  1. Stats for Q1

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    This is the 2nd of a three-part series starting off 2024 with blogs covering the Yearly, Quarterly, and Monthly timeframe.


    Ranking 8th of 63, Q4 of 2023 closed up 11.24% making it a Top 13% close across the past 63 years of 4th Quarters. Our QTD High (not much higher) was 11.78% ranking 13th, and our QTD low was -4.30% ranking 39th best.
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    With a new year we roll the statistics forward, and are now using ...

    Updated 12-31-2023 at 08:53 AM by JTH

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  2. 2024 Stats

    Greetings

    This is the 1st of a three-part series starting off 2024 with blogs covering the Yearly, Quarterly, and Monthly timeframe.


    Ranking 13th of 63, 2023 closed up 24.23% making it a Top 21% close across the past 63 years. Our YTD High (not much higher) was 24.84% ranking 16th, and our YTD low was -1.18% ranking 11th best.

    Some might suspect a great 2023 may lead to a bad 2024, here's what this specific set of data tells us. Excluding 2023, of the top-21
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    Updated 12-31-2023 at 05:20 AM by JTH

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  3. TSP Talk - Stocks holding up well while bears continue to hibernate

    The stock market was flat to mixed on Thursday with the Dow and S&P 500 closing with small gains, the Nasdaq ending flat, while small caps and the the I-fund were down modestly. Bonds were down as yields and the dollar moved up. The bears have failed to make any appearance over the last couple of months, nor have we seen any signs of profit taking with one day left to trade in 2023.

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  4. TSP Talk - New highs or bust

    So far it has been typical light volume, bullish biased, holiday trading week and the lack of any negative headlines could keep it going. Stocks chopped around between positive and negative territory yesterday and a last minute surge higher pushed the indices into positive territory at the close. The Dow gained 111-points, posting a solid gain while the broader indices were more flat. The I-fund had a good day as the dollar got slammed again. Bonds were up as yields continue to slide lower. ...
  5. TSP Talk - Stocks rallying like it's 1999

    It was an easy one for the bulls yesterday as stocks opened higher, drifted up for most of the day before a little selling into the closing bell. The Dow gained 159-points with the gains broad across most indices so the market keeps partying like its 1999. But is that a good thing?

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