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  1. Jobs Report 11/02/12

    Employers reported adding 171,000 jobs in October. Expectation were for closer to 125,000. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent, up from 7.8 percent. The government also said 84,000 more jobs were created in August and September than initially reported.
    Intraday Update
  2. Breakout into resistance


    Stocks rallied yesterday
    mainly because of some better than expected economic data. Consumer Confidence was up and the ADP jobs report indicated that 158,000 jobs were created in October, while estimates were 143,000. When the market gets more than what it's expecting, it is usually very happy. The Dow was happy and up 136 points.
  3. Sentiment Survey Results - Sell

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 11/05/12- 11/09/12

    : The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 60% bulls, 30% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 2.00 to 1. That is a Sell signal which means the system will move to a 100% G fund allocation for the week of 11/05/12 - 11/09/12.

    Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

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  4. Market resumes sideways action


    After two weather related days off, something that hasn't happened since the 1800's, the market opened and basically resumed what was happening last week, which was bounce around but close within a tight range of the prior day's close. The Dow lost 11-points on the day.

  5. Markets back open


    After a two-day closure, all markets are back up and running today.

    Any Interfund transfers completed between 12:00 noon ET on Friday, and 12:00 ET today (Wednesday), will be processed as of close of business on Wednesday, October 31, and the IFT will count toward your October transfer limit.

    Jobs report this coming Friday.

    Thanks for reading! We'll see you back here tomorrow. Happy Halloween!

    Tom Crowley
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