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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    It was another week
    on Wall Street where the stock indices started in the lower left corner of the chart, and finished in the upper right. One of the most frustrating, unloved rallies continues and probably won't end until more investors feel the love.

    Here are the up to date TSP fund returns through May 17.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  2. Exchange Volume

    Since the early 2000’s, trading on the major exchanges has been on the decline because multiple trading venues exist away the major exchanges that account for the bulk of daily trading volume. Dark Pool liquidity simply refers to an exchange outside of the major exchanges where stocks are traded anonymously by large institutions.

    When you put in an order to purchase a stock at 20.05, your broker charges you only $7 because he sells it to a High Frequency Trading (HFT) shop. The HFT ...
    Tags: hft
  3. Pause


    Rumors of the Fed "tapering" their massive bond buying program gave stocks a little jolt in late afternoon trading on Thursday. The Dow lost 42-points while bonds rebounded.
  4. Sentiment Survey Results

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 5/20/13- 5/24/13

    Buy: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 51% bulls, 41% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.24 to 1. That is a buy signal in a bull market which means the survey system will remain in a 100% S fund allocation for the week of 5/20/13 - 5/24/13.

    Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment ...
  5. Afraid of heights?


    The stock market has a way of making the most people look bad as possible, and this relentless rally is doing just that as it continues to be the most unloved rally I've seen in a long time.

    The Dow gained another 60-points on the day as the larger stocks seemed to fare better, and the I-fund lagged with the dollar still rallying.

S&P 500 (C Fund)
DWCPF (S Fund)
Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)
EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)