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  1. Discuss Market Comments 02/28/11

    by , 02-27-2011 at 11:10 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    The technical picture improves - Stocks rallied on Friday, following through on Thursday's positive reversal day. The Dow gained 62-points on the day, but the broader indexes did even better - particularly the small caps...

    Market Commentary for 2/26/11

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  2. Top 50 Lighten Up

    by , 02-27-2011 at 05:15 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Last weekend, I noted that the herd had sold about 11.5% of their stock holdings going into the new week. The Top 50 had dipped too, but not by as much. Then the market promptly took a moderate nosedive.

    This coming week, we have gotten more defensive in some pockets.

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    The Top 50 lightened up much more after last week's decline. About 19% was taken from stocks and shifted to the F and G funds.
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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 02/26/11

    by , 02-26-2011 at 02:24 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Finally, a real pullback

    After nearly three months of virtually straight up action, the stock market took a break last week caused by the unrest in the Middle East and some mixed economic reports.

    The price of oil is back in the headlines, and like the dollar a few weeks ago, the market seems to be moving inversely to the price of a barrel of oil, which moved over $100 at one point last week.

    For the TSP, both the the C-fund and the S-fund lost 1.67% on
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  4. Fears Subsiding?

    by , 02-25-2011 at 05:11 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    In a way, I find it encouraging that buyers were willing to push the major averages back up on a Friday in spite of the continued social and political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. I had expected to see some measure of selling pressure during the afternoon session, but it never materialized. I'd have to count that a positive development. And the VIX fell 9.3% as a result of today's action.

    Oil tacked on 0.7%, which brought the cost of a barrel of oil to $97.97. This ...

    Updated 02-25-2011 at 05:02 PM by coolhand

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  5. Discuss Market Comments 02/25/11

    by , 02-24-2011 at 10:05 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Late rally helps - Stocks were mixed yesterday as the Dow lost 37-points, the S&P 500 slipped a point, but the Nasdaq, small caps and the Transportation Index were up...

    Market Commentary for 2/25/11

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