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  1. Relentless

    After opening down on Monday morning, stocks reversed and the rally continued, as did the pain trade for those trying to pick a top for this rally. The Dow, which was down nearly 100-points in early trading, ended the day with a solid 175-point gain. The gains were broad with all of the major indices participating, and the Nasdaq and small caps leading the way again. Trading volume was very light.

  2. January was big, but February has a history

    Stocks were mixed on Friday with the Dow gaining 64-points (+0.26%), the S&P 500 picking up a couple (+0.09%), while the Nasdaq, dragged by the losses in Amazon, was down 0.25%. Small caps kept their winning ways going but as you'll see in the charts below, the S-fund index hit the 200-day EMA on Friday.

  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks came back from early trouble to extend over 1% in weekly gains capping the best January in over 30 years. Poor earnings early in the week provided examples of what kind of effect a global slowdown was having on larger stocks. Big name tech companies pulled back ahead of releasing earnings but the modest numbers of their earnings reports were enough for a sell the news reaction and the indices followed.

    A dovish stance by the Fed suggesting a longer pause in rate hikes brought ...
  4. January Jobs Report

    The January jobs report was released Friday before the bell with the economy adding 304,000 jobs, beating the estimates of 170,000. The unemployment rate moved up to 4.0%.

  5. What a January!

    Stocks rallied strongly again Thursday, on back of Facebook which rallied about 11% on the day. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq benefited from that boost and small caps were up in sympathy, but Facebook is not part of the Dow, which is why it was actually down on the day (-15-points). The weakness in the financials, DuPont, and Microsoft were the major drags on the Dow. The Transportation Index was down also.

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