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  1. Caution Level Rises

    Caution is rising. There isn't nearly as many TSPers jumping into this market at support as there was a month ago. I suspect the fast up and down action along with the fact that this is a bear market has many (including me) gauging risk as too high. Here's this week's charts:

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    The Top 50 dropped their stock exposure another 3.9% this week and are holding a ...
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  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    10/01/11

    Testing the lows... again

    The volatility continued on Wall Street this past week as we saw wild swings in both directions culminating in a steep sell-off on Friday that took most of the major indices into the red for the week.



    For the TSP funds, the C-fund lost 0.41% last week, the S-fund dropped 1.69%, the I-fund was up 1.65%, while the F-fund (bonds) fell 0.38%, and
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  3. Study examines the potential downsides to social media use during emergencies


    CRS study looks at potential dangers associated with social media in emergencies

    By Ohmygov.com's Alex Salta



    A recently released study examines the benefits of social media in the areas of emergency preparedness and response. To those who have followed the online responses to recent disasters these benefits are well known and fairly obvious, but what the Congressional Research ...
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  4. Third Quarter Ends With a 14% Loss

    In spite of all those impressive rallies (mixed in with those impressive declines) the broader market still logged its eighth weekly loss in ten weeks. The trend definitely seems to be down, and there sure has been a lot of opportunities for swing traders. Not so much for TSPers though.

    Yesterday I was leaning bearish for today's trading action, but my confidence in making a hard call like that was tempered as a result of yesterday's end of day rally. It appeared the bulls might be ...

    Updated 10-01-2011 at 06:19 PM by coolhand

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  5. The swings continue


    09/30/11

    Can you believe the volatility? Stocks closed higher yesterday to the tune of 143 Dow points, but that was nearly 120 points off of the high, and 190-points off of the low. The indices were mixed as the Nasdaq closed in negative territory.

    After opening up very strongly, the indices drifted lower for almost the entire day, before a late surge took them well off of their lows.

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Bonds (F fund)
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