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  1. The Bond Spectrum: It's that good

    by
    JTH
    , 06-04-2011 at 07:01 PM
    Looking at the Bond Spectrum, we can see we are approaching extreme overbought conditions, but this isn't me advising you to sell. In a bull market you fade the rallies not sell them. When I go back in history and look for similar setups, I can see these were nothing more than starting points for higher prices. If this were a bear market I'd advice you to sell at these levels, but it's not so I'm keeping my advice from the last Spectrum report.

    "My overall impression is this chart
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    Bonds
  2. Tips & Tricks: Monitoring Performance

    by
    JTH
    , 06-04-2011 at 05:17 PM

    This Blog is the start of a new series titled Tips & Tricks. Within this series I'll share some of the things I've learned that I feel give me an edge within the markets. Perhaps you've heard the old adage "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It was written by a brilliant man named George Sanayana but as with most quotes, they always get paraphrased, so here's the real deal.

    "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When
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    Updated 06-04-2011 at 05:45 PM by JTH

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    Tips & Tricks
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 06/04/11

    by , 06-04-2011 at 03:28 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP stock funds head south last week

    A series of poor economic data gave the stock market a one-two punch last week,putting an end to what looked like a promising rally. But Tuesday’s breakout above the new descending trading channel turned out to be a fake-out.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 2.30% for the week. The S-fund lost 2.91%, and the I-fund was down just 0.11% as the weaker dollar helped it stay buoyant. Bonds (F-fund) gained 0.29%, and the G-fund was up ...
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    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  4. Will Sentiment Matter?

    by , 06-03-2011 at 06:29 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    As I've been expecting for a number of trading days now, the market has hit fresh lows as the S&P 500 dropped another 0.97% to close at 1300.16. We have to go back to March 23rd for a lower close on the S&P, a day where it closed at 1297.54. Today's close puts the S&P right at my target area for a possible low, but I'm not so sure we have actually put in a low yet.

    Just a few days ago it seemed like the market was cheering bad news as I posted in a recent blog. Now the market seems ...
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    Uncategorized
  5. Discuss Market Comments 06/03/11

    by , 06-03-2011 at 12:07 AM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Can a tired market give us one more push? - Not much of a rebound yesterday after Wednesday's 280-point sell-off, but despite the 42-point loss in the Dow, we did see an intraday reversal off of the lows, and most of the broader indices closed near the break-even mark...

    Current Daily Market Commentary

    Market Commentary for 6/03/11
S&P 500 (C fund)
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Dow Completion (S fund)
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EFA (I fund)
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Bonds (F fund)
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