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  1. April Jobs Report

    April’s expected hiring boom goes bust as nonfarm payroll gain falls well short of estimates

    Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers.

    Dow Jones estimates had been for 1 million new jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

    There was more bad news: March’s originally estimated total of 916,000 was revised
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  2. TSP Talk: An early sell off turns into positive reversal day

    Stocks experienced a big positive reversal day yesterday after more selling to start the day, but they bottomed in late morning, and buyers really showed in the final hour of trading. The Dow gained 318-points, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, which were both red for most of the day, closed with solid gains in front of today's jobs report. Small caps were having an awful day but closed well off the lows to post just a moderate loss. Bonds were up again despite the strong jobless claims report ...
  3. S&P Fights Off Bears For Solid Gain on the Day - Posted by Coolhand

    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand View Post
    A familiar theme continued in market trading today. The S&P showed resilience in fighting off early (moderate) weakness and turned back up to eventually post a solid gain. The DWCPF also started out weak, much weaker than the S&P, and while it did stage a comeback in the afternoon, it was too little, too late and it closed out the session with a moderate loss.

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    We can see that the S&P finished the session
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  4. TSP Talk: A quiet dip remains in progress

    Stocks were mixed again on Wednesday after a strong open but some selling as the day wore on. The Dow gained 97-points and the S&P 500 was up slightly, but once again the Nasdaq and the small caps struggled and closed the day on the downside. Bonds were up, the dollar was flat, and the I-fund led the TSP funds with a strong gain.

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  5. More Mixed Trading - Posted by Coolhand

    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand View Post
    Current market character continued to dish up and down action with a mixed closed today.

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    The S&P managed to eke out a very modest gain, while the DWCPF fell for the 6th trading day in a row. Price on that index also closed just under the 50 dma. Will it hold? That's what we want to watch. Momentum remains down.

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    Breadth ticked modestly higher
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