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  1. Jobs report Friday - hang on!


    Stocks were up early yesterday, but with the very important jobs report on deck on Friday morning, investors were tentative and there was a back and forth all day with little progress made by the bulls nor the bears.

    Back in bull market territory we might anticipate the news to be good, but the indices are extended and investors may look for an excuse to take some profits. And at this point, with the Fed on the fence regarding interest rate hikes,
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  2. Yellen disrupts rally


    Stocks opened higher yesterday and it looked like it was going to be yet another positive trending day, but Janet Yellen threw a wrench into the mix when she suggested interest rates could still be raised in December, something investors had written off recently. The Dow ended the down 51-points.

    That new revelation from the Fed Chairman likely magnifies this Friday's October jobs report. The question is... Do the bulls want a good report, or a bad one? Estimates are looking ...
  3. The bears are hibernating


    Stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday but it didn't take long for the buyers to step up and send the indices higher again. The Dow picked up another 89-points while the S&P 500 and small caps each added about 0.25%.

    The relentless upward movement brings on a little panic to those who are not yet invested, particularly money managers who must show their results in quarterly reports, and they feel forced to chase the gains. That's how it feels right
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  4. November thinks it's October


    Despite the stock index futures trading quite a bit lower in overnight trading Sunday into Monday, Monday morning saw a positive open and the tone was set as the indices closed just off the highs of the day. The Dow gained 165-points while the S&P added over 1%.

    Small caps jumped right back into the game with another big day from the Russell 2000.

    Many investors are still scratching their heads as to why this market continues
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  5. Sentiment Survey Results...


    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 11/02/15 - 11/06/15

    The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 56% bulls, 28% bears.

    See latest survey results


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