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  1. World Weighing?

  2. The jobs drop


    On Friday morning, the Dow futures dropped 120-points shortly after the jobs report was announced. Yesterday the Dow lost 131-points. This tells me that the initial sell-off did not scare too many folks out expecting things to get much worse, nor did it bring in many buyers. As a matter of fact, volume was the lightest of the year so I think investors watched it like a deer in headlights, not sure exactly what to do.

  3. Jobs Surprise


    After a mixed day on Thursday, the stock market was closed on Friday, which may have been a good thing since the jobs report came up short with almost 100,000 fewer jobs being created in March than expected.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.03% on Thursday, the S-fund lost 0.22%, the I-fund dropped 0.19%, and the F-fund (bonds) was up ...
  4. Buying the Dip

    Last week the charts showed that the herd (total tracker) had increased their total stock allocation by a collective 11.35%. I said I thought that would be bearish in the short term and it was as the S and C funds dropped -1.06% and -0.67 respectively, while the I fund fell almost -2.8%.

    Looking at the charts for the new week, it looks like we bought the dip. At least the Top 50 did. Here's the charts:

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    Transfer 5/26/ for 5/27/04-2012-top-50-trend-jpg ...
  5. Job numbers short 90,000 & futures fall

    One hour before closing the for Easter holiday, the SP 500 index futures fell by 17 after disappointing job numbers were released. "The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 in March, compared with a consensus expectation of 210,000. Nor was this one of those months in which the government sector's loss was the private sector's gain. With government losing an insignificant 1,000 in March, private employment rose by an equally disappointing 121,000." ...
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