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  1. Some follow-through

    by , Today at 01:15 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened lower yesterday but most indices jumped into positive territory fairly quickly, although it took the Dow most of the day to move into the green. IBM's earnings was a big drag on the Dow, accounting for about 80-Dow points to the downside. In other words, the Dow would have probably been up about 100-points if not for IBM's loss.

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  2. Can the rebound continue?

    by , Yesterday at 01:21 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Well, if you like volatility you have come to the right place: The stock market. The Dow gained 263-points on Friday, just another triple digit move. Even on the days when the Dow doesn't close up or down with a triple digit gain or loss, the intraday moves are wide and it just closes somewhere in the middle.

    When stocks sell off sharply like they had been, often the snap-back rallies can be very sharp as well. It doesn't
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  3. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 10-19-2014 at 09:09 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 10/20/14- 10/24/14

    The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 39% bulls, 47% bears.

    See latest survey results


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  4. Daring the Downside

    by , 10-18-2014 at 05:10 PM
    Many traders watch the 200 day moving average, currently coming in at 1906.02 on the SP 500. Based on Friday’s close of 1886.76, the market is now 19.26 points below. What’s more, this is the 5th daily close below and it has not been retested as resistance. Translating this moving average to the weekly chart of the SP500, courtesy of Stockcharts™, we see the recent failure of the 40 week moving average to provide support and a trend break going back to 2010 as well. There have been dips below this ...
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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 10-18-2014 at 12:49 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks went on another wild ride last week as the extreme volatility continued. We did see a capitulation-like sell-off on Wednesday that may have marked a temporary bottom, and on Friday stocks rallied to end the week.




    Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns for the week ending October 17:



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