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  1. Favorable news helps stocks last week. Now what?

    We got a strong jobs report early Friday morning and the initial reaction was tentative, but as the day went on, and a budget was finally passed in Washington, the bulls loosened up an we saw some solid gains, and the first positive Friday since early March. The I-fund led again as the dollar dropped on the jobs report, while bonds held up well, which is a bit of a surprise given the strong economic data.

S&P 500 (C Fund)
DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)