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  1. Allocations Remain Conservative

    by , 05-28-2012 at 09:16 AM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Last week, the Top 50 had a total stock allocation of just 9%. Not surprisingly, stocks rallied with the C fund posting a 1.78% gain, while the S fund tacked on 2.97%. This week, some dip buying is evident in the Top 50 as stock allocations rose 20%. Still, total stock allocations for this group are quite conservative at 29%.

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    As you can see, the Top 50 increased stock holdings over last week.
  2. Scary Chart

    by , 05-26-2012 at 12:19 AM
    The weekly chart of the EFA (iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund), representing the TSP’s I fund, is shown below. You can see an obvious head & shoulders pattern and a rising neckline. The neckline spans almost three years, from July 2009 to the present. The right shoulder has really taken shape in the last month with the steep decline. Will the neckline be tested, and will it hold in the coming weeks? The RSI is currently at 37.04 and not oversold by any means. We will need to monitor this chart ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 05-25-2012 at 10:29 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    A little bounce back

    The stock market rallied sharply on Monday of last week, and spent the rest of the week battling to hang onto those gains. The Greece / euro situation continues to put pressure on stocks.

    Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of May 21 through 25.

    The S&P 500 managed ...
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  4. Homeland Security Experiences the Twitter Roller Coaster

    by , 05-25-2012 at 10:27 PM
    "Homeland security...or oppression?" One user wrote.

    Jack B. Winn

    Never let it be said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has time on its hands--this week the prominent government agency's twitter presence has either followed or made news.

    According to OhMyGov Analytics, the agency experienced a flurry of Twitter mentions between May 17 and May 22 where over 5,300 ...
  5. The holiday shuffle

    by , 05-24-2012 at 09:51 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks struggled to find direction yesterday, and luckily for the bulls, the last direction was up as the Dow gained 34-points on the day after being down sharply just a of couple hours earlier.

S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)