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  1. MARCON

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    JTH
    , 03-06-2011 at 09:43 PM
    MARCON
    Adjusting to Trend Change

    For stocks, last week's channels have been removed as they were pushed past the 6-month window this system is based on. Even though these are new channels, MARCON's checks and balances keep the overall picture the same.


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    The weakest chart this week is the Transportation average. Often seen as the market leader (and for good reason) it's well known this index has been struggling at
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  2. Dip Buyers Go to Work

    by , 03-06-2011 at 09:00 AM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It's been a "buy the dip" market for some time now, and this past week was no exception. Friday's market activity saw significant buying interest in the last half hour of trading, which cut the broader market's overall intra-day losses by half. Mondays have been largely positive for months, so that almost certainly played a role in that end-of-day rally too.

    But no one really knows how long that formula is going to work. We've seen a lot of volatility of late, which shows there's ...
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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 03/05/11

    by , 03-05-2011 at 12:20 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Trying to bottom

    It was a wild week on Wall Street last week, with the major indices posting modest gains after some wide daily swings. Oil, the Middle East, and the February jobs report provided much of the excitement and confusion for many investors.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 0.12% on the week, the S-fund was up 0.30%, and the I-fund led the way with a gain of 0.91% as the dollar continued its slide. Bonds (F-fund) slipped 0.05 on the week, and the G-fund was up
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  4. Jobs and Oil Up, Stocks Down

    by , 03-04-2011 at 04:45 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    For awhile it looked like today's action would give back most of yesterday's gains, but in the last half hour of trade stocks rallied back to erase a large portion of their intra-day losses.

    The unemployment picture was a positive as anticipated, but oil once again tempered any enthusiasm for stocks. The February nonfarm payrolls was up 192,000, while private payrolls increased by 222,000. Both were better than anticipated and even the prior months data was adjusted upward. The unemployment ...
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  5. Discuss Market Comments 03/04/11

    by , 03-03-2011 at 10:03 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Big bounce, now jobs - Stocks rallied sharply yesterday as the bulls seemed to haven gotten tired of waiting for the bears to make their move. The Dow gained 191-points as the wild swings continue...

    Market Commentary for 3/04/11

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