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  1. Bouncing off of support


    Stocks rallied on more noise out of Greece. The Dow gained 208-points but it is getting ridiculous that our markets are hanging on every rumor and statement coming out of Europe. The market likes a catalyst to use as an excuse. Oil, China, the dollar, gold, whatever, and right now Greece is the flavor of the day.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.90% ...
  2. Sentiment Survey Results: Nov. 7 - Nov. 11

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 11/07/11- 11/11/11

    Sell: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 57% bulls, 33% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.73 to 1. That is a sell signal in a bear market which means the system will remain 100% G Fund for the week of 11/07/11 - 11/11/11.

    Bear market rules are in affect 8/22/11:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, go to Sentiment Survey Talk
  3. Two Days Down, Two Days Up

    On Tuesday, the Seven Sentinels triggered an unconfirmed sell condition and one more day of significant selling pressure could have made it an official signal. But the market has rallied the past two days since that unconfirmed sell was issued.

    Stocks did see some selling pressure not long after the open and went from gains of about 1% to losses after the first half hour of trade. But the selling didn't last long at all as the market instead chopped its way higher and closed near ...
  4. How does the TSP's C-Fund stack up against other S&P 500 Index funds?

    Diversification Benefits Come with Index Funds But Are They the Same?

    This article is a guest contribution by our friends at
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    For the beginning investor or the employee that must make investment choices for his “401K” contributions, the ...
  5. Some indicator concerns


    The market saw a light volume relief rally yesterday on a day marked by the Fed expressing some concerns over the sluggish economic recovery. The Dow gained 178-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.61% yesterday, the S-fund gained 2.22%, the I-fund added 0.81%, and the F-fund (bonds) slipped 0.04%.

    The S&P 500 closed just above
S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)