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  1. Moving in Opposite Directions

    by , 05-01-2011 at 11:48 AM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    The Top 50 adds to its stock allocation for this coming week, while the Total Tracker shows the herd is playing it safe. Our sentiment survey is on a hold (S fund) for the new week. Here's the charts:

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    The Top 50 are over 80% allocated across the C,S, and I funds, with the S fund understandably the fund of choice.

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    The Total Tracker showed ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 4/30/11

    by , 04-30-2011 at 10:18 AM (TSP Talk Blog)

    It was a good week for the stock and bond market last week as April closed with some very nice gains. We now enter the weaker 6-month stretch of the year so we will find out if this bull market can keep roaring after the breakout.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.99% for the week. The S-fund gained 2.19%, and the I-fund led the way again at +2.49%. Bonds (F-fund) gained 0.63%, and the G-fund was up 0.07%.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  3. Hard to be Bearish

    by , 04-29-2011 at 05:44 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It hasn't been by leaps and bounds, but stocks ended April in bullish fashion nonetheless.

    What's interesting, is that overall volume for most of April was lackluster. The NYSE never had a day that saw volume exceed 1 billion shares. This is a manufactured advance in my mind, but who cares as long as one is invested as it moves along.

    Earnings have been overwhelmingly positive since reports began to come out and today was no different, but there were some surprises. ...
  4. Sentiment Survey Results for 5/02/11 - 5/06/11

    by , 04-28-2011 at 11:28 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 05/02/11 - 05/06/11

    Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey gave a neutral signal this week after the 1.83 to 1 bulls (55%) to bears (30%) ratio. The system's allocation remains 100% S-fund for the week of 05/02/11 - 05/06/11.

    Bull market rules are in affect since 9/27/10:

    See latest survey results

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

    The legal ...
  5. Discuss Market Comments 04/29/11

    by , 04-28-2011 at 11:27 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Up, up, and away! - Stocks rallied again yesterday as the Dow picked up another 72-points on the day. The other indices saw more modest gains, but that was 6 of the last 7 days in positive territory for most of them...

    Market Commentary for 4/29/11

    Current Daily Market Commentary
S&P 500 (C fund)
1d  5d  3m  6m  1y  2y
Dow Completion (S fund)
1d  5d  3m  6m 
EFA (I fund)
1d  5d  3m  6m  1y  2y
Bonds (F fund)
1d  5d  3m  6m  1y  2y