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  1. Early losses reversed

    Stocks opened sharply lower yesterday, but as we have seen many times, emotional Monday morning opens tend to reverse and fill the open gap. Once the indices recovered those losses, they did little else and most of them finished near the flat line or with small gains. The Dow added 18-points.
  2. Can new closing high in S&P hold?

    The good news is, the jobs numbers came in much stronger than expected on Friday morning. The bad news is, stocks could not hold onto their early gains. After a morning rally, the Dow ended the day down 46-points while the other indices were mixed. Small caps led the way, and for the fourth straight day, the S-fund outperformed the C-fund.

    Updated 05-05-2014 at 09:19 PM by tsptalk

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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks rallied last week after a bullish "V" like reversal on Monday. The situation in the Ukraine continues to hold investors back on Fridays out of fear of an escalation over the weekend. Even a strong jobs report could not keep the major indices in the green for the day, but all of the TSP funds ended the week in positive territory.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  4. Sentiment Survey Results...

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 05/05/14- 5/09/14

    The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 50% bulls, 35% bears.

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  5. April Jobs Report Released

    Estimates: +210,000 with unemployment rate of 6.6%

    Actual: +288,000 with unemployment rate of 6.3%

    It's a little misleading and the market isn't soaring on the data. The +288,000 is impressive plus there were solid upward revisions in Feb. and March, but 806,000 people left the work force (no longer part of the unemployment # equation) - the most ever since they started keeping track of that, and that accounts for the 6.3% unemployment rate. And when 800K ...

    Updated 05-02-2014 at 08:06 AM by tsptalk

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