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  1. We are due for some consolidation

    by , 12-05-2011 at 10:24 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks rallied strongly on Monday morning, but credit rating downgrade warnings to France and Germany saw the indices finish well off of their highs. Still, the Dow managed a 78-point gain by the close.

    For the TSP, it was green across the board as the C-fund gained 1.03% yesterday, the S-fund was up 1.36%, the I-fund added 0.97%, and the F-fund ...
  2. Downgrades Loom

    by , 12-05-2011 at 06:50 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    The headlines came not as a complete surprise, but the focal point of the news release was quite broad. I'm talking about the announcement Standard and Poor's released that put fifteen (yes, 15) EU nations on negative credit watch. I've also heard reports that it's seventeen countries.

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    That headline took the market well off its highs of the day, but it managed to recoup much of its losses in the final minutes of trade. The question now ...
  3. Tough week to follow

    by , 12-04-2011 at 10:36 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Stocks closed mostly flat on Friday after opening strongly on the better than expected jobs report. Some were finding issues with the jobs report as the day went on but I think the big gains earlier in the week gave investors reason to take profits before another important weekend full of of meetings in Europe. The Dow closed down less than a point.

    For the TSP, ...
  4. Playing Catch Up

    by , 12-04-2011 at 04:41 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It's been interesting to watch the contrast in stock allocations the past few weeks between the Top 50 and the herd. Taken at face value, the Top 50 were under invested during last week's huge market gains. Their total stock allocation was just under 30%. And all the S&P 500 did was tack on 7.47% for the week, while the S fund jumped 8.89% and the I fund gained 9.31%.

    The herd on the other hand, was just over 60% invested in the market. They were the big winners overall.
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 12-03-2011 at 05:21 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Rebound Week

    In last week’s Weekly Wrap Up we finished up by saying, “We'll need a monster month to see the stock funds turn positive again for the year.” Well, we actually had modest losses on Thursday and Friday, the first two days of the new month, but thanks to a strong end to November, the worst Thanksgiving week since 1932 gave way to the best week in 3 years fore the market, and now the S&P 500 and Dow are back in positive territory for 2011.
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)