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  1. It happened, and the world didn't end

    The Dow gained 60-points on the day yesterday, snapping a 6-day losing streak, but that relatively flat close came after a 322-point swing from the lows to highs, and back again. The other major indices were also fairly flat on the day after weathering the day's volatility. The 10-Year Treasury Yield closed above 3% for the first time in a long time.

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  2. 3 Percent yield helps trigger sell-off

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday but the rally quickly faded and, spurred on by the 10-Year Yield hitting 3% and some comments by Caterpillar's CEO, the indices fell, and fell sharply, for the next several hours. The Dow, down over 600-points by mid-afternoon, rallied a bit into the close and ended with a loss of 425-points.

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  3. Stocks inversely follow the 10-Year Treasury Yield

    After some morning strength and afternoon weakness, stocks ended the day just about where they started on Monday, and the action was pretty uneventful. The Dow lost 14-points, the S&P was virtually flat, while small caps and the Nasdaq saw minor losses. The dollar rallied causing the I-fund to under-perform.

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  4. 10-Year yield nears 3 percent and investors get jumpy

    Stocks opened in slightly positive territory on Friday but those minor gains were quickly erased and the bears took charge for most of the day. The indices ended the day off their lows after a late push higher into the close, but the losses were still fairly large. The Nasdaq trailed with a loss of 1.27% while the Dow, down 202-points, each lost about 0.8%. Bonds took another hit, and that seems to be a concern.

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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks kicked off the week with a couple days of days of solid gains with the positive reaction to the Netflix earnings report being a main contributor to the indices' success, particularly tech, on Tuesday. Stocks lost their steam after a few earnings reports that fell short of expectations and the week peaked intraday Wednesday before giving back most of the early gains the rest of the week. Investors were spooked late in the week by a spike bond yields and lost all the gains from Tuesday and ...
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