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Worst week of the year
The stock market and the TSP stock funds experienced a precipitous decline last week with barely a notice of any kind of relief rally. The buyers have gone on vacation apparently, while the trouble in Europe dictates the action.
Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of May 14 through 18.
Interest in the Fed plummeted on Twitter after May 12--to just 17 mentions May 13.
By Jack B. Winn
J.P Morgan's $2 billion gamble may be raising eyebrows on Wall Street and D.C., but the loss has also brought new scrutiny into big banks' relationships with agencies like the Federal Reserve--and Twitter is leading the charge.
According to OhMyGov Analytics, mentions of the Fed spiked to
Stocks dropped sharply yesterday with many of the major indices breaking through the important 200-day EMA. The Dow lost 156-points while, percentage-wise, the losses were even steeper in the broader indices.
TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 5/21/12- 5/25/12
Buy: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 28% bulls, 65% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 0.43 to 1. That is a buy signal in any kind of market which means the system will remain 100% S fund for the week of 5/21/12 -5/25/12.
Bull market rules have been in effect since the week of 1/09/12:
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Updated 05-17-2012 at 09:52 PM by tsptalk
Here is the options calculation update, continuing from my Monday post. Because the SPX cash market has moved and open interest in the SPX options has moved; the previous target area (1370-1397) has shifted to: 1347-1398. The box has been pulled down. A bullish falling wedge has formed on the chart below. On Wednesday we saw a rally attempt fail in the first hour, but it will be rerun. Futures are also strongly up tonight (May 16), so I think there is a decent chance we make it inside the box