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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks soared this week giving all the TSP stock funds more than 2.5% in gains with the S-fund outperforming with a gain of 3.39%. Hopes are growing high for a resolution in the trade issues encouraging investors to move their money into stocks. Stocks are a bet on the future, so as long as the U.S. and China seem to be approaching a deal the more investors will chase the pay off. This may mean an actual trade deal is not ideal for stocks. It would take away major catalyst to look forward to and ...
  2. Another weak close, but bulls not giving up

    Stocks opened lower after weak retail numbers were released, but the dip buyers didn't take long to do what they do, and we saw a sharp late morning rally after some accommodating words from one of the Fed governors regarding the Fed balance sheet. For a second straight day however, there was some late selling to take the indices off their highs, and in the case of the Dow and S&P 500, into negative territory. The Dow lost 104-points. Small caps and the Nasdaq were up.

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  3. Stocks up again, but 1st weak close in a while

    Stocks were up but the bears did something they haven't been able to do in a while, which was to produce some selling into the close. No, it didn't stop the bulls from having another positive day as the Dow gained another 118-points, and except for the Nasdaq 100 Index (QQQ), we saw green in most of the indices despite the late weakness. But it's a a change.

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  4. Bulls jump back in

    Stocks shot out of the gate on Tuesday morning and never looked back. The Dow gained 373-points after being down for four days straight. The gains were broad, not mixed like we've seen lately, so large, small, international, or tech stock, it didn't matter. Investors were buying it.

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  5. The bears may be missing their opportunity

    Monday was a bit of a snoozer as the indies were again mixed but mostly flat. The exception was the small caps where buyers were stepping up. The Dow lost 53-point and the S&P 500 was up a couple of points. The Transports caught a bid and is now testing its 200-day EMA, as you see in the charts section below.

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SPY (C Fund) (delayed)

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DWCPF (S Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
EFA (I Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
AGG (F Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)