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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    After a huge first week in 2013, stocks followed through with some modest gains last week. Buyers stepped up each time the stock indices saw any kind of a dip and that might keep stocks buoyant for a while longer.

    Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of January 7 through January 11.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  2. Sentiment Survey Results...

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 1/14/13- 1/18/13

    Hold: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 59% bulls, 30% bears,
    for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.93 to 1. That is a neutral reading in a bull market which means the survey system allocation will remain 100% G fund for the week of 1/14/13 - 1/18/13.

    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
  3. Dollar on the brink


    The rally continued as the dip buyers have been quick to act. The Dow gained 81-points, the S&P gained 0.8%, the Nasdaq and small caps lagged a bit, and the international stocks had a big day with the help of a weak dollar.
  4. Consolidating


    The market got a bounce yesterday as the consolidation continues after the 2-day, 475-point, rally on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. The Dow gained 62-points on the day.
  5. VIX gap calls

    The VIX (Volatility Index) has been wandering around the 14-13 area for the last several days as viewed on the VIX sixty minute chart. But there is a gap window from 16 to 18 waiting to be filled. The fibonacci retracement tool shows a 50% retracement coming in around 18.2, which would fill the gap completely. There are gaps on many other charts as well, such as the SPX 500 E-mini futures and the 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund, that beckon. Notice too that the slow stochastic is quite oversold and ...
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)