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  1. April Jobs Report Released


    Estimates: +210,000 with unemployment rate of 6.6%


    Actual: +288,000 with unemployment rate of 6.3%


    It's a little misleading and the market isn't soaring on the data. The +288,000 is impressive plus there were solid upward revisions in Feb. and March, but 806,000 people left the work force (no longer part of the unemployment # equation) - the most ever since they started keeping track of that, and that accounts for the 6.3% unemployment rate. And when 800K ...

    Updated 05-02-2014 at 09:06 AM by tsptalk

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  2. TSP Columbus Day holiday schedule

    Per www.tsp.gov:

    Some financial markets will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The Thrift Savings Plan will also be closed. Transactions that would have been processed Monday night (October 14th) will be processed Tuesday night (October 15th), at Tuesday's closing share prices.
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  3. Coolhand Info Alert

    Coolhand posted an info only, market analysis alert in his premium service this morning.

    Access is free, just login into the premium area: http://www.tsptalk.com/members

    If you don't have a premium account login yet, here's how to get started:
    http://www.tsptalk.com/create-premium-account-video.php
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  4. First Trading Day in June

    Looking back at the first trading day in June over recent years shows some big moves in both directions. It tells me that Monday may not be a quiet day.

    These are Dow points...

    2012: -275
    2011: -279
    2010: -112
    2009: +221
    2008: -135
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  5. Holiday Friday

    Friday is Good Friday and the stock market will be closed.

    Last year the TSP was closed as well as far as not giving share prices, but I'm not 100% sure if they will be processing transactions. They have not posted anything on their website yet, but it's something to keep in mind as we head toward the end of the month.
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