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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 05/07/11

    by , 05-07-2011 at 04:05 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    The dollar may lead the way

    Stocks opened higher last week after the news of bin Laden’s death, but the emotional rally quickly failed and the major indices pulled back for most of the week.

    The good news is the jobs report came in a little better than expected and the market rallied on Friday.

    For the TSP, the C-fund lost 1.68 for the week, while the S-fund and the I-fund lost 2.8%. Bonds (F-fund) gained 0.58%, and the G-fund was up 0.05%.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  2. Big Rally, Big Reversal

    by , 05-06-2011 at 05:12 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It could've been worse. The market latched on to today's jobs report and opted to set a very positive tone in what was an oversold market. But today's reversal is going to have many traders second guessing their market expectations moving forward as the market closed well off its highs of the day.

    So nonfarm payrolls for April jumped 244,000, while private payrolls were up 268,000. Both were much higher than economists expected. But the unemployment rate rose to 9.0%, which was not ...
  3. Discuss Market Comments 05/06/11

    by , 05-05-2011 at 11:10 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Dollar rallies - It was a bad day for stocks and most of the negative were triggered by a big rally in the dollar. The Dow lost 139-points on the day with much of damage coming during late afternoon trading...

    Market Commentary for 5/06/11

    Current Daily Market Commentary
  4. Sentiment Survey Results for 5/09/11 - 5/13/11

    by , 05-05-2011 at 10:07 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 05/09/11 - 05/13/11

    Buy: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey gave another buy signal this week after the 0.84 to 1 bulls (38%) to bears (45%) ratio. The system's allocation remains 100% S-Fund the week of 05/09/11 - 05/13/11

    Bull market rules are in affect since 9/27/10:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey Talk

    The legal stuff: ...
  5. Is Market Character Changing?

    by , 05-05-2011 at 05:43 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It's certainly obvious that something is changing in the overall market.

    The price of oil plummeted 8.6% today to settle at $99.80 per barrel. Silver dove 7.9% to $36.30 per ounce, which means this precious metal has fallen more than 20% since last week. Commodities in general fell 4.9% today as measured in the CRB Commodity Index.

    And if you hadn't noticed, the I fund slid 1.97% today, thanks in large measure to a dollar that suddenly found it's footing and advanced ...
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