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  1. Stocks stumble on Wal-Mart woes

    tocks floundered yesterday as lackluster economic data continues to drip in. A weaker than expected PPI report and disappointing retail sales sent the indices lower. Wal-Mart led the charge on the downside as they lowered sales and profit guidance sending that stock down 10% on the day, which contributed a large part of the Dow's 157-point decline.

  2. Stocks and TSP Funds back off

    Stocks pulled back on Tuesday with the indices dropping modestly. The Dow lost just 50-points but percentage-wise, the losses in the small caps were more significant.

    The theory of the decoupling of the price of oil from the stock market lost a little credibility yesterday as oil was also down close to 2%.

  3. Stocks mostly flat

    Stocks have been relatively flat the last couple of days and with yesterday being a Federal holiday, many banks were closed, as was the bond market so the trading volume was very light light and the action didn't prove very significant.

  4. Sentiment Survey Results..

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 10/12/15 - 10/16/15

    The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 49% bulls, 31% bears.

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  5. Trading the Stats: Week 41


    Useless Data
    (strength follows strength)
    Over the past 788 months, the average monthly return is .69%
    Like this month, from 1950, there have only been 16 months which have started out with trading days 1-3 up, 4th day down, and days 5-7 up
    Of those 16 occasions, 15 closed positive, with a total average monthly return of 4.18%
    The one month which did close down was -.10%

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    Updated 10-10-2015 at 04:43 PM by JTH

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