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  1. Trending higher

    by , 03-15-2012 at 10:41 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks did not get off to a good start yesterday, but the bulls picked up momentum and we saw the indices close near the highs of the day. The Dow gained 59-points on the day and the S&P 500 closed above 1400.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.60% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.87%, the I-fund added 0.75%, and the F-fund (bonds) was up 0.08%.

    The ...
  2. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 03-15-2012 at 09:36 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 3/19/12- 3/23/12

    : The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 52% bulls, 38% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.37 to 1. That is neutral reading which means the system will remain 100% S Fund for the week of 3/19/12 - 3/23/12.

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

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey ...
  3. Lackluster Trade Ends With Decent Gains

    by , 03-15-2012 at 06:53 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    I've been saying that sentiment has not been particularly supportive of downside action and so far that's largely the way it's been. But I also said that this week is OPEX and that the market is "generally" supportive of prices during that week. So far, that's been true too.

    Now tomorrow is a quadruple witching options expiration day, which means we could see more volume and volatility than usual. It also means that any action we get may not be reflective of the true nature of this ...
  4. Calm after the bull storm

    by , 03-14-2012 at 11:00 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks took a break yesterday after the 200+ point gain on Tuesday. The indices were mixed as the Dow and Nasdaq saw small gains, while the S&P 500, small caps, and particularly the Dow Transports, all lost ground.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.12% yesterday, the S-fund lost 0.74%, the I-fund fell 0.65%, and the F-fund (bonds) dropped ...
  5. The Art of Deception

    by , 03-14-2012 at 06:16 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Not surprisingly, today's action retraced some of yesterday's impressive gains. At the close the DOW and Nasdaq posted modest gains, while the S&P 500 was modestly lower. Small and Mid-Caps took the brunt of the selling pressure in today's action.

    Perhaps notable on the day was that treasuries were hit hard, with the yield on the 10 year note hitting a multi-month high of 2.25%. Gold was down better than $50 as well. These are suppose to be safe havens so it's a bit interesting to ...
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