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  1. Golidocks jobs report triggers rally. Now what?

    The stock market reacted positively to the strong jobs report on Friday that saw the largest monthly gain in jobs in almost two years. At the same time wage growth came in slightly lower than expected easing inflation concerns. The Dow jumped 441-points on the day ending a big week on Wall Street. ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks progressed closer to the January highs this week. Investor's nerves over the steel and aluminum tariffs settled as U.S. allies were given exemptions eliminating worries of a trade war. A better than expected jobs report sparked a rally Friday putting the S&P 500 at its highs for the week at the close. The 313,000 jobs added in February marked the greatest gain in jobs since July of 2016. This was coupled with a slowed rate of wage growth to 2.6% from 2.9% in January. The numbers suggest economic ...
  3. February 2018 Jobs Report

    U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February in biggest gain in a year and a half
  4. Tariffs signed, jobs report next

    It was another very strange day for stocks on Thursday. The swings weren't as wide as we had been seeing, but the Dow vacillated from 100+ point gains to 100-point losses and back again a couple of times, before closing up 94-points. This just goes to show that it is a difficult market to price right now with so much information to disseminate from the tariffs, to a top economic advisor resigning, and the tax cuts being implemented - just to name ...
  5. The Cohn sell-off didn't pack much punch

    Stocks opened sharply lower after the news of Gary Cohn resigning as top Economic Advisor to the president. As we talked about yesterday, those smash down futures prices don't always translate into a big loss for the stock indices, especially by the close. The Dow was down about 350-points at the lows, but it closed with a more respectable 83-point loss, while the other indices were mixed. Small caps outperformed again.
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