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This and that about the market, the TSP, maybe some politics, and life.

  1. August Jobs Report

    US Job Growth Slows to 156K; Unemployment up to 4.4 Pct.

    US employers added steady 156,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.4 percent.
  2. Pre-holiday rebound continues

    Stocks saw some positive follow-through the recent rally. The Dow gained 56-points and we saw 0.50% to 1% gains in most of the major indices. Volume was higher being the last trading say of the month and we saw the S&P 500 (C-fund) and the I-fund close out the month of August with a gain, if you can believe that. The S-fund finished August with a loss of 0.41% despite Thursday's 1% rally.

S&P 500 (C Fund)
DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)