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  1. The bulls push back

    by , 12-03-2014 at 06:33 AM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Stocks bounce back after Monday's sell-off. The Dow gained 103-points, more than making up for Monday's losses, while the S&P 500 filled its open gap, but did not quite get all its Monday losses back. Small caps had a good day buy only recovered about half of Monday's decline.

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  2. Post holiday swoon

    by , 12-02-2014 at 05:59 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened lower on Monday and the buyers did not seem to want to step in front of the negative momentum, which is a change from we've seen over the last several weeks. The Dow lost just 51-points with the help of strength in the oil sector and the two big oil companies in the Dow, Exxon and Chevron. But the broader indices were hit harder with small caps lagging again pushing the S-fund down 1.5%.


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  3. Holiday breeze is over

    by , 12-01-2014 at 05:43 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    The normally strong Friday after Thanksgiving Day started off well, but sellers stepped up and while the Dow held on to a fractional gain, the S&P 500, small caps, and international stocks all saw moderate losses by the close. Bonds had a good day.


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  4. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 12-01-2014 at 01:09 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 12/01/14- 12/05/14

    The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 57% bulls, 28% bears.

    See latest survey results


    Get the Sentiment System Signals...
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  5. The Consequences of Underperformance

    by , 11-30-2014 at 09:30 AM
    The following message is my reply to an online publication that made the argument for actively managed funds over passive index funds. The author discussed fees for both vehicles so it is not mentioned in this response. Though the message is intended to address actively managed mutual funds, the same can be applied to any attempt to outperform.
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    One issue with actively managed funds is that the lead manager can bail out to a different fund or company at any time. This is like ...
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