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This and that about the market, the TSP, maybe some politics, and life.

  1. Are profit takers waiting for January because of tax rates?

    Stocks were up early on on Thursday but another late rally from stocks on Thursday moved the indices deeper into positive territory and we saw respectable gains across the board by the close. The Dow gained 63-points with gains in the 0.15% to 0.30% range for many of those indices. Small caps (actually it was the mid-caps) led and the Transports were down.
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  2. Action continues to be flat

    Another flat day for stocks yesterday with a very late push higher moving the indices into positive territory. The Dow gained 28-points while the S&P 500, Nasdaq, small caps, and the I-fund all added less than 0.1% on the day. Bonds actually outperformed yesterday as yields moved sharply lower. ...
  3. The rare pre / post Christmas loss (although minor)

    After a surprising small loss on the trading day before Christmas, the market followed up with an equally surprising loss on the day after. Like Friday, the loss was minimal but historically that is a rare feat. The Dow lost 8-points, the S&P 500 was down 0.11% while the Nasdaq took a more meaningful hit with a 0.34% loss. Small caps and the I-fund were the outliers picking up a small gains, and bonds rallied. ...
  4. A rare down day the day before Christmas weekend

    Stocks were uncharacteristically down, but basically flat, the day before Christmas weekend, a day that has an historically positive bias. The Dow lost 28-points and while the indices were down 3 of the last 4 days, it was a positive week for stocks last week. ...
  5. Bears holiday hybernation

    Stocks rallied on Thursday as the bears seem to have taken their normal early holiday break and let the bulls have their way. There was some late selling to take the indices off their highs, but there was a lot of green in the indices and small caps, which love the tax bill, led on the upside. The Dow added another 56-points with the S&P adding a similar percentage.
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