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  1. Tenuous Buy Signal?

    by , 02-21-2012 at 06:40 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    I didn't have a lot of time to listen to any financial news today, but what little I did hear appeared to center on the DOW possibly pushing past the 13,000 mark. It did manage to do that today, but it couldn't hold that level into the close.

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    The Seven Sentinels remain in a buy condition, but the signal is not exactly robust. Still, a buy signal is a buy signal. One thing that is robust though, is the market. And it's not easy to gauge ...
  2. Test of the 2011 high this week

    by , 02-20-2012 at 11:29 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks were mixed on Friday as the Dow saw a healthy 46-point gain and the S&P 500 picked up 3-points, but the market leaders - Dow Transports, the Nasdaq, and small caps - were all down on the day.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.24% on Friday, the S-fund lost 0.17%, the I-fund added 0.17%, and the F-fund (bonds) slipped 0.01%.
  3. The Matrix

    by , 02-20-2012 at 12:19 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Before I get into the heart of what this blog will be about, I want to make sure everyone understands that I am not a professional trader. Nor have I ever been a professional trader. Like many of you, I am simply a fellow TSPer who decided to try and take control of my financial future. I do not have all the answers and there are many things about the market that I do not fully comprehend. And I never will. But that's okay, as it's really not necessary to understand the market on an intimate level ...
  4. Holding Steady

    by , 02-19-2012 at 05:27 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Just as the market has been steady in its ascent to higher prices, so too the allocations of the Top 50 and Total Tracker remain steady. Only modest changes again.

    Here's the charts:

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    The Top 50 bumped up their collective stock allocation from 92% last week, to just under 93% for the coming week.

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    Updated 02-20-2012 at 08:27 AM by coolhand

  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 02-18-2012 at 02:43 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    The market rallied on Thursday and Friday, taking the indices and funds into positive territory for the week after the slow start. Friday's action was mixed as the Dow and S&P 500 were
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)