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  1. Flat, mixed and extended


    After Monday's huge holiday rally on low volume, we saw a rather flat day yesterday as the Dow lost 17-points, and again volume was very light. The S&P was basically flat and the Nasdaq closed higher.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 3.47% on Monday and Tuesday combined, while the S-fund was up 4.13%, the I-fund added 3.41%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost
  2. Holiday hoopla


    Despite the bond market, some overseas markets, and many banks being closed yesterday, Columbus Day turned out to be a huge day for the stock market. The Dow closed the day up 330-points yesterday, the 10th triple digit day for the Dow in the last 11.

    The TSP was closed on Monday so we don't get to see how the share prices were affected until after
  3. Jobs report Friday


    It was another big day for the stock market yesterday as the rally following Tuesday's reversal continued. The Dow gained another 183-points and the S&P 500 is now 8.4% above Tuesday's low.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 1.84% yesterday, the S-fund was up 2.55%, the I-fund jumped 2.86%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.22%.

  4. Technical analysis has been text book


    Stocks struggled out of the gate yesterday after the big Turnaround Tuesday, but the market found its footing and rallied strongly into the close. The Dow gains 131-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 1.84% yesterday, the S-fund was up 1.91%, the I-fund added 1.54%, and the F-fund (bonds) lost 0.39%

  5. Snap back rally


    Stocks wer
    e down sharply early yesterday to the tune of about 250 Dow points, then nearly crawled back toward break-even by early afternoon, but the rebound failed and the indices tested the day's lows again. That would have been wild enough, but as the lows were being tested in afternoon trading, the buyers stepped up and the Dow shot up well over 300-points off of those lows to close up 153-points.

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AGG (F Fund)
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