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  1. July Jobs Report +1.8 million, 10.2 pct. Unemployment

    Payrolls up by nearly 1.8 million, topping expectations despite coronavirus resurgence

    Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.763 million in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%.

    Both numbers were better than respective Wall Street forecasts of 1.48 million and 10.6%.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/07/jobs...july-2020.html
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  2. TSP Talk: large caps lead, small caps rest, ahead of jobs report

    Most of the major indices were higher on Thursday after another solid afternoon of trading reversed some morning selling. The Dow gained 185-points while the Nasdaq was up for a 7th straight day. But the rally was driven mostly by the large caps as market breadth was actually negative and that tends to mean the Dow Completion Index, or our S-fund, was lagging, and it was. Bonds were up again.

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  3. TSP Talk: The beat goes on

    Another day, another rally - and another late push higher to the day's highs. The Dow gained an impressive 373-points with the help of a big gain in Disney's stock price, but it was actually the small caps of the Russell 2000 (+1.91%) that led the day, helping the S-fund to a gain well over 1%. The dollar fell sharply again to a lower low, and the market is taking advantage, but how long will / can that divergence last?

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  4. TSP Talk: Stocks remain buoyant while waiting for stimulus

    It was another choppy day and the indices were mostly red, or close to it, in afternoon trading before another final hour rally, which has been the theme in recent days. By the close the Dow was up 164-points, and the gains were fairly broad with most indices finishing the day with modest gains, although some of the en fuego FAANG stocks cooled off a bit.

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