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August 29, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1326813
A spike in the closing moments of the day helped cap off a strong August as the S&P 500 finished up 0.33% and the NASDAQ 0.50%. Volume was very light ahead of the holiday weekend. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final take on consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 ...


August 28, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1326326
Indexes opened down to begin Thursday's action but dip buyers came in slowly during the day to minimize losses. At the end of the day the S&P 500 fell 0.17% and the NASDAQ 0.26%. All systems remain on go. Figures from the Commerce Department showed the economy ...


August 27, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1325631
A quiet day of rest and consolidation, consistent with a serious rally. The S&P 500 finished flat while the NASDAQ fell 0.02%. News flow was very light as we come to the end of summer and many are enjoying vacation; volume out there reflects this. Original post: STTG Market ...


August 26, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1325076
A day after crossing over 2000 but then falling back the S&P 500 finished above that big round number. The S&P 500 gained 0.11% and the NASDAQ 0.29%. The day's economic reports came in well above expectations; orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent last month versus ...


August 25, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1324352
The S&P 500 hit the much commented 2000 level mid day Monday but fell back a tiny bit in the afternoon. This is only a psychological number but humans are attracted to those big round numbers. As we mentioned Friday a tiny pullback in the indexes worked ...


August 22, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1323349
The recent switch back to bull market mode continues as we are working off overbought conditions but via a pullback but sideways action. No comments out of either Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve nor Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank moved the market much at all, and ...


August 21, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1322693
Despite short term overbought conditions the markets are holding up and not really coming in. Once we turn to bull modes generally overbought conditions are worked off with sideways type action and that appears to be the situation. Tomorrow will be some key speeches from central bankers ...


August 20, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1322036
Indexes opened down a bit to begin Wednesday - from which dip buyers came in and provided a constant stream of buying until the Federal Reserve minutes were released mid afternoon. We then saw a very quick drop but buyers rushed right back in for a second time on ...


August 19, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1321362
Another gap up to start Tuesday as bulls have taken back control of the markets. After the initial surge at the open most of the rest of the day was quite quiet actually. The Commerce Department reported beginning home construction rose 15.7 percent last month from June, ...


August 18, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1320694
Once again, another correction attempt ends in a trail of tears for the bears. We were at some key inflection points at the end of last week and today burst out of the gate of the new week as geopolitical tensions ease. Other than June, 2014 has been ...