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  1. Postive turnaround keeps bulls in charge for now

    Stocks opened lower on Tuesday but trended mostly higher all day, and a late spike helped push some red indices into the green, or at least to the flat line. The Dow ended with a moderate gain of 74-points while both the S& 500 and Nasdaq were virtually flat, but well off the early lows. Small caps and the transports led again.

  2. Churning after indices get extended

    Stocks opened higher but we did get some selling about when the European markets started to close yesterday. The Dow held onto a modest 38-point gain while the other indies were mixed with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing slightly lower, and small caps and the Transports posting gains.

  3. The jobs report slows down the rally

    Stocks wobbled early on Friday after a weaker than expected jobs report was released before the opening bell. The dip buyers jumped in quickly, but some late selling into the close took the indices off their highs. The Dow and S&P 500 closed a solid week for stocks with modest gains, while the Nasdaq, small caps, and the Transports closed in the red.

  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    September begins with a win for the bulls. The August headaches seemed to slip their way into the new month but positive headlines quickly brought back optimism to the market. Job and economic data set the buying in motion but news that trade talks between the U.S. and China were to begin again in October pushed stocks up and out of trading channels and into 1% or higher gains. The volatility settled there and trading remained relatively steady through to Friday's close.

    We also had ...

    Updated 09-08-2019 at 02:55 AM by TommyIV

    TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups
  5. August Jobs Report

    Job growth falls short of expectations as August payrolls rise just 130,000

    Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 130,000 in August, in large part to the temporary hiring of Census workers.

    The increase fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, as expected.

    July and June job figures were also revised lower.

    Average hourly earnings increased by 0.4% in August and 3.2% over the year,
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