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  1. Jobs Report September 2014

    by , 10-03-2014 at 07:47 AM (TSP Talk Blog)
    September Jobs Report: +248,000. Unemployment rate: 5.9%

    "Nonfarm payrolls grew more than expected in September as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since July 2008.

    "According to the latest employment report from the BLS, nonfarm payrolls grew by 248,000 in September.

    "The unemployment rate also fell to 5.9% from 6.1%, the first time the unemployment rate has been below 6% in more than six years.

    "Expectations
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  2. Kangaroo tails

    by , 10-03-2014 at 01:27 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks gave investors another scare on Thursday as the Dow was down 130-points just before noon, but we saw a positive reversal and most indices recovered their losses by the close. The Dow ended the day down just 4-points, while small caps actually led the way higher with a solid gain.

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  3. Selling continues. Russell -10%

    by , 10-02-2014 at 01:15 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Another sell-off on Wall Street Wednesday and investors are starting to feel the pain. The Dow lost 238-points while the Russell 2000 hit correction mode being down 10% from its early July peak.

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  4. Small caps continue to lag

    by , 10-01-2014 at 01:15 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    The volatility continued on Wall Street and we saw the bulls and bears really battle it out on Tuesday with the bears claiming a victory by the close. As fast as they went up in the morning, the indices came down in afternoon trading and the Dow ended the day down 28-points. Small caps were the big loser again.
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  5. Down, but positive reversal

    by , 09-30-2014 at 01:09 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    The Dow ended its streak of five consecutive triple digit point moves with a 42-point loss on Monday. It didn't begin that way as we were looking at a nearly 180-point loss just after the open, so the 42-point loss was actually a solid performance considering the start. Small caps nearly came back to break-even.
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