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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...
  3. 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%.

  4. 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.

  5. Apple, Boeing, Fed all help stocks to big rally

    Stocks rallied initially off of Apple's earnings, as well as Boeing's, which accounted for much of the Dow's 435-point (1.77%) gain, but it was the Fed that pushed it into another gear as their once hawkish stance has become quite dovish and accommodative for investors. The S&P 500 came very close to hitting its 200-day EMA at the highs yesterday, so now we'll see if the bulls still have anything left to push it above.

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