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  1. A Bit Misleading

    by , 04-10-2011 at 05:42 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    At first glance, the Top 50 look as though they have become much more defensive for the new trading week. We did have a bit of weakness late last week, but I didn't think it was enough to significantly affect the mix at the top. So I went back and took a look at how the Top 50 were spread out and I immediately knew why the chart looked more defensive. Number 51 on the tracker chart is the S fund. Right behind it at numbers 52-64 are folks fully invested in the S fund. We had just enough weakness ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up - 04/09/11

    by , 04-09-2011 at 12:15 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    Oil Pressure

    Stocks spent the week digesting the recent sharp gains that took many of the major indices back up toward their yearly highs. So far this is a healthy consolidation.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.26% last week, the S-fund fell 0.70%, and the I-fund was up 1.28% as the dollar continued its slide. Bonds (F-fund) lost 0.29%, and the G-fund was up 0.06%.

    The S&P 500 ...

    Updated 04-09-2011 at 08:21 PM by tsptalk

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  3. Shutdown Looms

    by , 04-08-2011 at 05:00 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    Both Asian and European markets showed strength in Friday's trading session, but it didn't carry over to our domestic market. At the close the Nasdaq was down 0.71%, while the DOW and S&P dropped 0.38% and 0.52% respectively.

    It's likely the weakness was a response to a looming Government shutdown, which is making some traders nervous and unwilling to hold stocks over the weekend. But it is also true that earnings season starts soon, which is also a contributing factor to trader's ...

    Updated 04-10-2011 at 06:02 AM by coolhand

  4. Sentiment Survey Results for 4/11/11 - 4/15/11

    by , 04-07-2011 at 09:24 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 04/11/11 - 04/15/11

    BUY: The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey gave a buy signal this week after the 1.07 to 1 bulls (44%) to bears (41%) ratio. The system's allocation moves back to a 100% S-fund for the week of 04/11/11 - 04/15/11.

    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. Oil: $110 and Climbing

    by , 04-07-2011 at 05:36 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    It was a choppy day of trading with the major averages spending the bulk of the trading session below the neutral line. The biggest move of the day came just after 10:30 a.m. EST when news of another earthquake in Japan hit the wires and spiked the averages moderately lower. But it didn't take long for the broader market to find a bottom and by the close the market managed to post only modest losses overall.

    In economic news, the European Central Bank hiked lending rates for the ...
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