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  1. Sentiment Survey Results: 10/31 - 11/04/11

    TSPTalk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 10/31/11- 11/04/11

    Sell: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 64% bulls, 26% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 2.46 to 1. That is a sell signal in a bull or bear market which means the system will remain 100% G Fund for the week of 10/31/11 - 11/04/11.

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

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  2. Plenty of Frustration to Go Around

    I found it somewhat odd yesterday, that the market rallied in spite of the EU Summit members coming up seemingly empty on a plan of action. But then last night an agreement was reached and today the market soared to levels not seen in about 3 months. Sell-the-news? Not yet.

    If one was a bear who was shorting this market, you got annihilated during this month. If one was a bull and long you were loving life. But the fact is, an awful lot of traders and investors have been watching ...
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  3. The European shuffle


    10/27/11


    The market continues to move in sympathy with the news out of Europe. Some midday concerns turned into optimism after China threw their hat in the ring. The market rose, sank, and rose again on the changing headlines. The Dow closed up 162-points.



    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.05% yesterday, the S-fund gained 1.49%, the I-fund added
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  4. Plan? We Don't Need No Stinking Plan!

    After days of wondering what plan members of the EU Summit would come up with to address their debt crisis, we finally got our answer. Another delay that could take weeks. But that didn't seem to bother the broader market as it recouped a large measure of yesterday's losses.

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    There was one data point released today. September durable goods orders showed a decline of 0.8%, although it was higher by 1.7% minus transportation. Economists were ...
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  5. Optimism wanes


    10/26/11


    Stocks moved down sharply yesterday as the volatility continues. We are seeing big moves both up and down, mostly up lately, as investors jockey for position in front of Europe's big debt fiasco resolution meetings. The Dow lost 204-points.


    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 2.20% yesterday, the S-fund lost 2.60%, the I-fund dropped 1.15%, and ...
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