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  1. Stocks rally after jobs report

    Stock futures were moving higher into Friday's early jobs report and we did see a brief pop after the report, but the reaction was fairly muted by the time the stock market opened on Friday. By early afternoon most of the gains were gone but the dip buyers showed up late producing a positive reversal day. The Dow ended the day up a modest 45-points.

  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were down early this week kicking off a change in momentum in the major indices. The week continued with some weak closes and a jobs report which helped to wipe out some of the losses for the week.

    The February jobs report came out with an addition of 235,000 jobs and 4.7% unemployment. This put stocks up early Friday but traders were quick to sell. Dip buyers showed mid-day to bring back some of those gains.

    This week we will likely see a rate hike from the Fed
  3. February Jobs Report

    Job creation posts blowout month in February, ADP says

    "Employment in the private sector surged by 298,000 for the month, with goods producers adding 106,000, ADP and Moody's Analytics said. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added 32,000."
  4. Flat day before jobs report

    Stocks were flat on Thursday but for the first time in a few days they rallied off their intraday lows to close strongly. The Dow gained 2-points. The indices are finding some support at key levels that must continue to hold or we could see another leg lower.

  5. Oil and bonds fall

    Stocks were mostly lower yesterday, although the Nasdaq managed a small gain. The price of oil had its worst day in a long time and strong employment data shook up the bond market and all but cemented a rate hike by the Fed later in March. The Dow lost 69-points.

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