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  1. TSP Talk: Stocks explode because... Good question!

    Stocks exploded out of the gate on Thursday because... well, that's a good question. The PPI report came in slightly better than expected, but nothing earth shattering. Bank of America reported strong earnings, but they are not normally market movers. Yields were down, which excited the tech sector, but is there anyone on the planet that thinks yields will be lower over the next 6 months? The Dow gained 535-points and we saw nearly 2% gains in several indices. Bonds rallied with yields down. ...
  2. TSP Talk: The win bulls another volatile session

    Market timers were kept on their toes on Wednesday as the futures pointed to a positive open, which we got, but then there was a fairly sharp sell off in the first 30 minutes or so of the trading day sending stocks to their lows. From there the indices chopped around quite a bit and by the close it was a mostly positive day, although the Dow did close flat. Small caps and the I-fund ...
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