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  1. Jobs Report July 2014

    by , 08-01-2014 at 07:45 AM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Quote Originally Posted by James48843 View Post
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate
    was little changed at 6.2 percent.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics just released that this morning @ 08:30 a.m.

    Employment Situation Summary
  2. Decline!

    by , 07-31-2014 at 09:16 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Hello volatility. Where have you been? It's interesting that the day in between the Fed policy statement and the Friday jobs report gets the big spike in the VIX (Volatility Index). The Dow lost 317-points and the carnage was spread around most indices.

  3. Big GDP mixes up stocks, hurts bonds

    by , 07-30-2014 at 07:51 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks were mixed on Wednesday and went on a rollercoaster ride after opening sharply higher. Up 72-points at the open after a big GDP report, the Dow dropped precipitously and within 90-minutes was down 95 points. All this was well before the Fed policy statement was announced.

    After the announcement, the Dow erased all of the early losses and pushed
  4. Another reversal

    by , 07-29-2014 at 07:47 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened strongly on Tuesday, but a couple of geopolitical news events turned things around - One at about 11 AM ET and the other just after 2 PM ET. The Dow, which was up over 70 in early traded, ended the day down 70-points so we saw negative reversals on most of the charts.

  5. Sell off then a reversal

    by , 07-28-2014 at 08:56 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks opened sharply lower on Monday, but made a nice comeback with a couple of indices closing in positive territory, including the Dow (+22-points) and the S&P 500, although by just a fraction of a point.

    I'm at 35,000 feet heading home and hoping my laptop battery
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