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  1. Think bureaucrats don't understand social media?

    by , 01-14-2012 at 11:44 AM
    Department of Homeland Security to Headline Social Media Conference

    By Jack B. Winn Jan 13 2012, 07:07 AM

    Think bureaucrats don't understand social media? Think again.

    According to WebWire, neither Twitter, Facebook, Apple nor Google executives will be headlining the Social Media Conference at the Miami Beach Convention ...
  2. Grinding upward

    by , 01-12-2012 at 10:49 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Like a broken record, stocks saw weakness early, but caught a bid and finished the day with modest gains. The Dow gained 22-points on the day and small caps outperformed again.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.24% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.44%, the I-fund added 0.25%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.04%.

    The S&P 500 has now ...
  3. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 01-12-2012 at 06:50 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 1/17/12 - 1/20/12

    Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 56% bulls, 35% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.60 to 1. That is a neutral reading in a bull market so the system will remain 100% S-fund for the week of 1/01712 - 1/20/12.

    Bull market rules are in affect the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey Talk ...
  4. The Song Remains the Same

    by , 01-12-2012 at 06:21 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Market data wasn't so hot today, but that didn't prevent the broader market from posting modest gains anyway.

    Retail sales for December were up a paltry 0.1%, while sales actually fell 0.2% less autos. That was below economists estimates of 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. Prior month numbers were upwardly revised, however.

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    Initial weekly jobless claims climbed to 399,000 from 375,000 last week. Estimates were looking for something ...

    Updated 01-13-2012 at 04:23 AM by coolhand

  5. Chart vs. Indicators II

    by , 01-11-2012 at 09:19 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Another weak open was salvaged by some intraday buying as the early 60+ point decline in the Dow turned into a small 13-point loss by the close. Even better, the S&P 500, Nasdaq, small caps and the Dow Transportation Index all closed higher.

    For the TSP, the C-fund added 0.04% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.42%, the I-fund gave back 0.68%,
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