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About our Almanacs Side-by-side view of TSP C/S/F funds (S&P 500 / Small Caps / Fixed Income) daily seasonal tendencies based on the trading day of each month.  Allows you to identify days of seasonal strength or weakness based on flows of money into and out of the market. Our almanacs separate bull and bear markets data.

 

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almanacs include


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aggregate bond index


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