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  1. Mixed day

    The market continues to produce mixed and choppy action as we saw decent gains in some indices, while others were down moderately. Yesterday the Dow lost 6-points after trading in positive territory for most of the day. The lagging Nasdaq Index gained a healthy 0.38% on the day (Nasdaq 100 was up 0.67%) while small caps posted a moderate loss on the day.

  2. The 50-day EMA dances are all over the charts

    The June Jobs Report came it at +222,000 jobs, which was much better than expected and stocks acted accordingly posting a decent rally getting back most, and in some cases all, of the losses from Thursday's sell off. The Dow gained back 94 points of Thursday's 158-point loss, while the Nasdaq added 64 after Thursday's 61-point loss.

  3. Have We Bottomed?

    Last week, I said I was looking higher for the new week. I thought the market might be poised for an upside breakout. The fact was and perhaps still is, that price has been resilient, with downside traction remaining limited. This helped keep me in the bullish camp along with positive breadth and liquidity.

    As it turned out, the TSP stock funds closed mixed on the week, with the C fund posting a modest gain, while the S fund was down modestly and I fund moderately lower. Thursday's ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this short holiday week with a slight gain in large caps (C-fund) and a slight loss in small caps (S-fund). The action bounced back and forth between buying and selling which tested support, resistance and moving averages. The jobs report came out Friday exceeding expectations with 220,000 jobs added after an expectation 173,000. This sent large stocks up and that enable them to end the week back above positive territory.

    The I-fund lagged with a loss of 0.47% and ...
  5. June Jobs Report

    June Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know

    Last Updated Jul 7, 2017 at 9:11 am ET

    U.S. employers added 222,000 jobs in June, topping estimates as hiring quickened. Wages inched up.
    June Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know
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