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  1. Upside Momentum Continues

    Stocks appear to be at another crossroad. Can the broader market slice through resistance directly overhead or is it ready to reverse back to the downside? It's been a big run in just three days and that jobs report could be the catalyst that sends the averages in one direction or the other.

    Treasuries have been moving lower in recent days as stocks have rallied. And while the moves in the bond market haven't been nearly as dramatic, it's been volatile all the same. But in the bigger ...

    Updated 10-07-2011 at 12:00 PM by coolhand

  2. Jobs report Friday


    It was another big day for the stock market yesterday as the rally following Tuesday's reversal continued. The Dow gained another 183-points and the S&P 500 is now 8.4% above Tuesday's low.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 1.84% yesterday, the S-fund was up 2.55%, the I-fund jumped 2.86%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.22%.

  3. Sentiment Survey Results: 10/10 - 10/14/11

    TSPTalk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 10/10/11- 10/14/11

    Sell: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 44% bulls, 44% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.00 to 1. That is a sell signal in a bear market which means the system will move to 100% G Fund for the week of 10/10/11 - 10/14/11.

    Bear market rules are in affect 8/22/11:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey Talk
  4. Technical analysis has been text book


    Stocks struggled out of the gate yesterday after the big Turnaround Tuesday, but the market found its footing and rallied strongly into the close. The Dow gains 131-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 1.84% yesterday, the S-fund was up 1.91%, the I-fund added 1.54%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.39%

  5. Following Same Old Script

    Follow through off a big intraday reversal has been a big theme the past two months, and we got more of the same today.

    Transfer 5/11 for 5/12/04-bulls-vs-bears-200x200-jpg

    In spite of a negative open, the market didn't take long to begin chopping its way higher. But it was another volatile session, which saw the bulls and bears battle it out throughout the day. But early in the afternoon session the bulls took control and sent the broader averages to a second straight day of significant ...
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