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  1. 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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  2. Small caps fly

    Stocks were mixed but mostly higher again led by the small caps on Wednesday. The Dow was actually down on the day, held back by Caterpillar and Boeing's stock, but the broader indices, which actually opened weakly, rallied all day while the much of the country was distracted by the Mueller hearing. The Dow lost 79-points while the S-fund jumped well over 1% on the day.

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  3. Rally on trade talks, some selling after-hours on antitrust review of big tech

    Stocks continue to rise and fall - mostly rise lately, on the same headline -- for the last 18-months! New "in-person" trade talks are expected next week between China and the U.S., and that again lifted stocks as the on again off again negotiations move ahead. Despite this, the White House said it could still take months before a deal is reached. The Dow jumped 177-points, and the gains were broad, spanning most major indices.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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 ...
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