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  1. Possible failed breakout


    08/07/13

    Stocks declined yesterday although most indices closed well off their morning lows. The Dow lost 93-points, but had been down 140-points earlier. This is the longest stretch for the Dow, to go without a 100-point loss since March of 2012.

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  2. Traders on vacation?


    08/06/13

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    Stocks floundered most of the day yesterday although the results were mixed. The Dow, S&P 500, the I-fund, and the Transports were all down, while the Nasdaq and small caps closed higher.

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  3. Bad news means buy?

    08/05/13

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    Stocks opened lower on Friday, after the semi-disappointing jobs report, but again buyers were right there to pick up the pieces and by the close, most indices were in positive territory. The Dow gained 30-points.

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  4. The Beat Goes On

    Last week, I had a buy signal from the Total Tracker as total stock allocations were under 40%. That signal was a winner as the S fund jumped 1.77%, the C fund 1.1% and the I fund 1.42%. Here's this week's charts:

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    No signal from the Top 50 this week. Total stock allocations rose 4.5%, from 91.88% last week to 96.38% this week. I think that’s bullish.

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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks started the week with some modest losses, and even with the volatility after the Fed's policy statement on Wednesday, the S&P 500 was still down for the week. But after digesting the Fed's statement overnight, and some better than expected economic reports, stocks rallied sharply on Thursday. Friday's jobs report took stocks lower initially, but the buyers have never been far behind this year, and we ended the week with more gains in the stock funds.
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    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
S&P 500 (C fund)
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Dow Completion (S fund)
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EFA (I fund)
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Bonds (F fund)
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