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Per www.tsp.gov: "Some financial markets will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. The Thrift Savings Plan will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the holiday. Transactions that would have been processed Tuesday night (December 25th) will be processed Wednesday night (December 26th), at Wednesday's closing share prices."
I think they forgot to mention
Last week I pointed out that the Top 50 had dropped their collective stock exposure by 13.6% going into last week's trading. This was notable because any shift that exceeds 10% (up or down) has usually seen the stock market move in the opposite direction on a weekly basis. Last week the S fund was up 2.27%, while the C fund rose 1.21%. That's now 10 times out of 13 (this year) that the Top 50 got it wrong when they dropped stock allocations by more than 10%.
This week, the Top 50
Stocks finally took a little dive off of the fiscal cliff on Friday morning, but they hung in there and saw just modest losses of less than 1%, and ended the week with some respectable gains.
Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of December 17 through December 21.
Stocks rallied yesterday despite the pending end of the world today. The Dow gained 60-points but after hours last night (Thursday) stock futures plummeted after John Boehner could not get the votes needed to pass his fiscal cliff's "Plan B".
TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 12/24/12- 12/28/12
Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 57% bulls, 33% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.73 to 1. That is a neutral reading in a bull market which means the system will remain in a 100% S fund allocation for the week of 12/24/12 - 12/28/12.
Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:
See latest survey results
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