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  1. More mixed results

    Once again it was a mixed day on Wall Street. This time it was the Dow that was down big, and the Nasdaq led on the upside with a small gain, but it battled back from a near 1% loss near the open. The S&P 500 and small caps finished down but just modestly, while the I-fund was down after a day that the dollar rebounded from an early sell-off.

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  2. Not all funds are equal

    Stocks were mixed on Friday, as has been the theme of late. The Dow gained a solid 87-points. the S&P was flat, the Nasdaq was down sharply, and the small caps and I-fund were on opposite ends of the spectrum, one down, one up. Some S&P sector rebalancing and a quadruple witching day with many options and futures contracts expiring, triggered a very high volume trading day.

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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Dynamic action in stocks kept traders guessing with a shaky start to the week leading to new highs in large cap indices. A weak start to the week was credited to more anticipated trade tensions with China. This set up a buying opportunity for dip buyers when actual new came out Tuesday. A broad rally Thursday pushed the S&P 500 to new all time highs.

    Solid gains were produced in large cap stocks despite being more negatively affected by additional tariffs. Small caps did have a positive ...
  4. First new highs for Dow since January

    We were getting some interesting diverging action this week and we were sensing that something was different, but little did I know that meant stocks were about to rally strongly to new highs. After a terrible start to the week, stocks have resumed their bullish ways and the 251-point gain in the Dow pushed it into new high territory for the first time since January. The S&P 500 also made a new high yesterday while the Nasdaq and small caps are close, but still a percent or so away.
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  5. Small vs Large - Tech vs Industrials

    It was a sector picking day for the market with wildly mixed results in the various indices. The Dow led with a solid 159-point again, or +0.61%. The S&P 500 was up slightly, the Transports were flat, the Nasdaq was down slightly, and small caps were down fairly sharply.

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