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  1. Heading for the Sidelines

    Both the Top 50 and the herd (Total Tracker) are under a 50% stock allocation for the coming week. Here's this week's charts.

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    The Top 50 has an overall 11.64% stock allocation going into the new week. That's the lowest stock allocation for this group in more than 18 months. Their bond allocation is just shy of 30%.

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    Updated 09-05-2011 at 09:27 PM by coolhand

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  2. USAJobs 3.0 will seek to streamline the application process

    By Alex Salta

    USAJobs, the Office of Personnel Management's online jobs opening platform, will go dark for one week in October as administrators overhaul the site in anticipation of a re-launch. USAJobs 3.0, as the revamped site will be called, "will enable HR professionals and recruiters to mine resumes for more specific applicant information to better target recruiting efforts," OPM associate director of employee services Angela Bailey told GovExec.com.
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    Updated 09-03-2011 at 03:30 PM by OhMyGov!

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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 09/03/11

    Rally runs out of steam

    Stocks opened last week, with a continuation of the recent bounce off of the August lows, but by Thursday the rally ran out of steam, and after Friday’s very weak jobs report, we saw the market take back most, if not all, of the early weekly gains from our TSP stock funds.

    For the week the C-fund slipped 0.18%%, the S-fund lost 0.36%, while the I-fund held onto a 0.39%. Bonds (F-fund) gained 0.84%, and the G-fund was up 0.04%.


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  4. Heading Back to Test the Lows?

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    The market picked up where it left off yesterday with a gap lower followed by fairly sustained selling pressure throughout the day. It didn't help the bulls case that no jobs were created in today's employment report. That hasn't happened since WWII. And just in time for Labor Day...how fitting. Even nonfarm private payrolls were dismal with a mere 17,000 additions. A far cry from the 110,000 economists were looking for. The unemployment rate did hold ...

    Updated 09-03-2011 at 02:11 PM by coolhand

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  5. Is the rally over?

    09/02/11

    Stocks bounced around after the open on Thursday, but saw a sharp spike higher after a weak, but better than expected, ISM report. It looks like investors wanted to light up before today's employment report and the long holiday weekend.



    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 1.18% yesterday, the S-fund dropped 1.90%, the I-fund
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