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  1. Sentiment Survey Results: 9/12 - 9/16/11

    by , 09-08-2011 at 07:57 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSPTalk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 09/12/11- 09/16/11

    Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 43% bulls, 47% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 0.91 to 1. That is a neutral reading which means the system will remain 100% in the C-fund for the week of 09/12/11 - 09/16/11.

    Bear market rules are in affect 8/22/11:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey Talk

  2. The Beat Goes On

    by , 09-08-2011 at 05:55 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
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    After mounting an impressive rally since the intra-day low on Tuesday, the broader market sold off in moderate fashion, but only retraced a portion of yesterday's gains.

    Let's see, we have to have a reason each time the market inhales or exhales and today is no exception. We can at least partially blame Fitch for today's turnaround as their analysts stated that a debt rating downgrade may be levied against both Japan and China. We also ...
  3. Follow-through

    by , 09-07-2011 at 09:03 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    The big reversal on Tuesday saw some strong follow-through yesterday as the Dow added another 275-points for a gain of nearly 500-points from Tuesday's low to Wednesday's close.

    This follow-through is typical behavior after a reversal day but the market swings have been wider than usual, which is also typical during bear markets, or when a market is is ready to reverse. Being officially in a bear market we might expect
  4. Another Bounce

    by , 09-07-2011 at 06:46 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Back up the channel we go.

    Now that the European Union has dodged another bullet (for the moment), it appears the market has something to cheer about again. A lawsuit filed to prevent Germany from providing more support towards European Union bailouts was tossed out by a German court. That sent the bourses into a significant rally of 3% to 4%, which then carried over into our own market.

    From yesterday's intra-day low to today's closing price, the S&P 500 has rallied ...
  5. Reversal?

    by , 09-06-2011 at 09:15 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    I would not count on a big turnaround, but stocks did put in an impressive intra-day reversal as the Dow managed to close down "just" 101-points after being down 300 earlier.

    For the TSP, the C-fund closed down 0.74% yesterday, the S-fund lost 0.53%, the I-fund dropped 3.85% with the dollar rallying
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