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  1. Jobs report = stocks up, bonds down


    It was another wild day for stocks on Friday after the jobs report. The European markets had rallied sharply while the U.S. markets were closed on Thursday, so there was a positive catalyst going into Friday's trading, and the jobs report shook things up quite a bit, although the final outcome was quite bullish.

  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    It was a holiday shortened, light volume trading week, but a good one for stocks, and a bad one for bonds. The jobs report had some mixed messages, but the 195,000 jobs created in June, and the upward revisions to prior months, gave investors reason to buy on Friday - at least those who were not taking the day off.

    Here are the up to date TSP fund returns through
  3. June Jobs Report

    U.S. Adds 195,000 Jobs; 7.6% Remain Out of Work

    "The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday morning, slightly more than analysts had been expecting and suggesting steady growth."

    Intraday Update
  4. Jobs report Friday


    Just a brief holiday extended weekend commentary today after Wednesday's half day trading session that saw the Dow gain 56-points, the S&P and small caps picking up small gains, and the Transports losing some ground.

  5. Sentiment Survey Results...

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 7/08/13- 7/12/13

    Buy: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 44% bulls, 45% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 0.98 to 1. That is a buy signal in a bull market which means the survey system will remain in a 100% S fund allocation for the week of 7/08/13 - 7/12/13.

    Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

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