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  1. Yield curve steepens, but...

    Stocks were mixed on Monday, although mostly lower because only a big 4.6% gain in Boeing's stock, which was responsible for more than100 positive points in the Dow, kept it in the green.

    The Index charts below on the right are from Monday's market action but the share prices on the left are from Friday since Monday was a Federal / TSP holiday and there were no TSP share prices posted. Tuesday's share prices will reflect the changes from
  2. A trade pop and reversal

    Large cap stocks were pushed to record highs at Thursday's open after the Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesmen remarked that the U.S. and China will cancel equal amounts of tariffs in the Phase One trade deal. The news was mostly priced in at the open and stocks stayed afloat in record high territory for most of the day. Prices faded late in the trading hours after the validity of these comments were questioned. There was a lack of confirmation from the Trump administration and a concern China ...
  3. A trade headline breaks up a quiet day

    Stocks were mixed on Wednesday with the Dow flat on the day and the S&P 500 up a couple, while most of the broader indices were down modestly with small caps lagging, but the charts did some repairing, filling in opens gaps on some of the charts.

  4. A pause in the action

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, but they struggled to make much headway as the indices were mixed by the close with the Dow up 31-points, the Nasdaq up slightly, while the S&P 500 / C-fund and small cap fund were down slightly. It's been a big run off the early October lows and while the charts suggest they need a little rest, the question is, will they take one?

  5. Follow-through rally to new highs in the big 3

    Stocks followed through on Friday's rally by tacking on more gains on Monday, sending the the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closes. The highs of the day did come near the opening bell so there was some signs of fatigue after the recent big rally that started in early October. The Dow gained 115-points and the Transports led again on the upside with a gain of over 2%.

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