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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.

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  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
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  3. Dollar on the brink

    1/11/13

    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.
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  4. Consolidating

    1/10/12

    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.
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  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 ...
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