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Stocks were up big on Friday, an unusual performance for an options expiration day in October. The Dow gained 267-points on the day - a surprise move considering what the markets are up against this week in Europe.
For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.88% on Friday, the S-fund gained 2.24%, the I-fund made 2.02%, and the F-fund (bonds) slipped 0.04%.
Stocks bounced around again yesterday and when the music stopped, the indices were mixed but the Dow's 37-point gain made it 11 straight days of down - up - down - up... closes.
For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.46% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.34%, the I-fund fell slipped 0.06%, and the F-fund (bonds) gave up 0.04%. The S&P
For the 10th consecutive day the Dow has alternated between being up and down as yesterday's swings ended on the downside. The Dow lost 72-points on the day yet it is still flirting with multi-month highs.
For the TSP, the C-fund was down 1.25% yesterday, the S-fund lost 1.79%, the I-fund fell 1.50%, and the F-fund (bonds) was up 0.07%
For the 9th consecutive day, the Dow alternated between being up and down by closing up 180-points after Monday's 248-point loss. Despite the strange streak, the Dow made its second highest close in over 3-months after being down 100 points earlier in the day.
For the TSP, the C-fund was up 2.04% yesterday, the S-fund gained 2.62%, the I-fund added 1.18%, and
Stocks have been rallying strongly lately on optimism out of Europe, but yesterday the markets had a little water splashed in its face when Germany played down expectations. The Dow lost 248-points.
For the TSP, the C-fund was down 1.93% yesterday, the S-fund dropped 2.84%, the I-fund fell 2.17%, and the F-fund (bonds) gained 0.30%.