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  1. Gone Fish'in

    by , 08-04-2011 at 01:20 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Not really, but I am trying to take some time off this week with some family in from out of town.

    We saw a nice intra-day reversal yesterday as the Dow closed up about 30-points after seeing some deep losses earlier. That's good but the market was so oversold that a rally was not a surprise. The question is going to be, should investors sell any rally or are we forming a bottom to this correction?

    I saw that one
  2. Another Scary Decline, but Bulls Come Back

    by , 08-03-2011 at 05:50 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
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    The market didn't gap lower at the open this morning, but it sure didn't take long before another steep decline took hold to take the broader market down well over 1% in the first hour of trading. The S&P 500 fell as low as 1234.56 before sharply reversing those losses in large measure over the following hour. It continued to look dicey for the bulls for another couple of hours, but eventually stocks chopped their way back to the neutral line before staging ...
  3. Correction

    , 08-02-2011 at 11:01 PM
    This week it's about knowing what you're made of by managing you're trade and not hiding from it. If you've avoided the downslide, congratulations you've made the best trade of the year. My refusal to absorb a loss will perhaps be my downfall, but that's ok we all have our personal lessons to learn and I'm no different than anyone else. For me, managing my TSP account takes a back seat to my ROTH IRA and I did a great job of protecting myself there. For my TSP account I'm staying in, choosing time ...
  4. Reminiscent of 2008

    by , 08-02-2011 at 09:39 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    After seeing the House and Senate pass the debt ceiling bill, the market surprised us with a relentless sell-off. The Dow lost 266-points and while the situation may be different, the action is very reminiscent of 2008.

    For the TSP, the C-fund fell 2.56% yesterday, the S-fund dropped 3.16%, the I-fund lost 2.82%, and the F-fund (bonds) gained 0.47%.
  5. Selling Pressure Intensifies

    by , 08-02-2011 at 05:55 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
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    After beginning the trading session modestly lower, stocks managed to get back near the neutral line by 10:00 EST. But that was as high as they would go as the broader market made a steady decline that was punctuated with the heaviest selling pressure in the final hour trade. And after 7 days of selling we're now back to lows not seen since March.

    This was in spite of a higher debt ceiling being signed into law today. Apparently, the market ...
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