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  1. Falling oil prices adding to the questions for this market

    Stocks gave us a little bit of everything on Tuesday. We saw an early rally fail, but it bounced back to new intraday highs about an hour later, only to fail again. The Dow ended the day down 101-points while the broader indices were closer to flat with the S&P losing 0.15% and small caps just barely negative.

  2. Investors run for cover

    Stocks were hit hard on Monday and we saw some technical damage done to the charts in the process. The Dow lost 602-points on the day and we saw losses of up to 2% - 3% in many indices. Volume was not too bad for a day that was a holiday with the bond market closed. Once the bond market opens on Tuesday we may either get a conformation of the weakness, or a bounce back since the bond market is the one that usually calls the shots over the stock market.

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  3. A day of rest

    Stocks were mixed, but mostly lower on Thursday as it digested the big gains from Wednesday. The Dow managed to push into positive territory at the close, ending the day with a gain of 11-points, and while the other indices did close off their lows, they still saw some modest losses on the day. The dollar closed higher pushing bonds and the I-fund lower.

  4. Post election blast off

    Stocks soared off the results of the midterm elections, and while most expected some kind of reaction, not many expected anything of the magnitude we saw. The Dow gained 545-points on the day, and it gapped up above that key 200-day EMA resistance that we have been watching. The gains were broad across most major indices and it seemed to catch many by surprise, including myself.

  5. Waiting on the election results

    Stocks had another wild ride on Tuesday with the futures pointing lower just before the opening bell, then we saw a strong open, an afternoon fade that took all of the early gains away, followed by another late rally into the close to end the day near the highs. It was quite interesting to watch. The Dow gained 173-points on the day with 0.6% gains in many of the indices, while small caps lagged a bit but gained almost a half of a percent. The Transports led with a 1% ...
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