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TSP Talk Blog

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

  1. S&P clinging precariously above 200-day averages

    It was a schizophrenic type of day for stocks as the indices bounced between positive and negative territory all day. The Dow had been down about 130-points at the morning lows, then up 235 at the afternoon high, and eventually settled the day down 9-points. The Nasdaq continues to struggle, while the S&P 500 and small caps posted smaller losses.
  2. Choppiness ensues as rally fails

    Stocks tried to follow-through on Monday's rally by opening strongly on Tuesday, but the rally started to fade by early afternoon, and a late push lower sent the Dow down 345-points by the close. The indices gave back a large portion, and in some cases all, of the gains made on Monday. The Nasdaq lagged and Nvidia, one of the recent market leaders, took a hit and that seemed to be the catalyst toward the close.
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)