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  1. Help, Rev!

    by , 02-09-2012 at 09:56 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    02/10/12

    Yet another flat day on Wall Street as the Dow gained 7-points; the second single digit move in a row. Some are saying that the lack of a rally after positive news out of Greece and another strong employment report, is a sign of weakness, but the bulls are still clearly buying the dips.


    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.15% yesterday, the S-fund added ...
  2. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 02-09-2012 at 07:51 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 2/13/12- 2/17/12

    Buy: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 49% bulls, 42% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.17 to 1. That is yet another fresh buy signal in a bull market which means the system will remain 100% S Fund for the week of 2/13/12 - 2/17/12.

    Bull market rules are in affect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

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  3. Pop, Drop, Recover

    by , 02-09-2012 at 05:46 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Market action today featured another early attempt to take prices down followed by a successful attempt to drive them back up. By the close the major averages were sporting modest gains.

    Overseas, the European Central Bank announced its decision to keep its target lending rate at 1.00%. That was not a surprise. The Bank of England also held its target rate steady at 0.5%, but expanded its lending program.

    Here at home, the latest initial weekly jobless claims number ...
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  4. 208 TSP Millionaires Enjoy a Big Return in January

    by , 02-09-2012 at 04:28 PM (TSP Corner by FedSmith)
    The stock market tends to do much better for the entire year if it gets a good head start with positive returns in January. As one would expect, some TSP investors have done better than others. The so-called "January Barometer" has been right more than it has been wrong. When the stock market has a positive return in January, stocks have finished up for the entire year (with three exceptions) since 1950. One exception was in 2001. January was a good month but the 9/11 attacks resulted in a ...
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  5. Proud to Be an American

    by , 02-09-2012 at 04:26 PM (TSP Corner by FedSmith)
    We are fortunate to live in a country with great abundance, but unfortunately the troubles that we are currently facing threaten many Americans from a comfortable retirement or for some, no retirement at all! Unless your retirement is dependent upon winning the lottery, there is no magic answer. However, it is time to take on the responsibility for your own future. You can have a rewarding retirement by planning, exploring tools, and utilizing teamwork to produce significant results. ...
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