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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    As earnings and economic reports rolled in, the stock market bounced around trying to find direction. The normally historically positive option expiration week during the April earnings season did finish with gains, but it was not an easy task as the sellers were not too far behind any rally.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 0.61% last week, the S-fund was up 1.00%, the I-fund led
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  2. IRS Goes Social to Get Your Tax Dollars

    Jack B. Winn

    Last week was the deadline to file your federal tax return, and the Internal Revenue Service took to social media to spread the word.

    In the past month, the agency everyone loves to hate sent 510 tweets out to remind people to pay their taxes on time, provide tips on how to file and on tax deductions, and to recruit people to work for them and collect your money more efficiently. ...
  3. The battle for the 50

    The battle for the 50 exponential moving average (ema) on the SP 500, has been going on for the last eight trading days. On April 10 and 11 Common Sense was winning, on April 12 Irrational Exuberance led, April 13-14 were essentially draws, and then on April 17 Irrational Exuberance regained control above the 50. It appeared the bulls were winning the battle aided by friend Options Manipulator, but RSI, friend of Common Sense and the bears, at the moment, think otherwise. Yesterday and today were ...
  4. Sentiment drops


    Stocks had a hard time finding direction early yesterday but things came tumbling down just after noon ET. A late rally helped the indices from closing at their lows, and the Dow ended the day with a loss of 69-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.59% yesterday, the S-fund lost 0.31%, the I-fund fell 0.39%, and the F-fund (bonds) ...
  5. Sentiment Survey Results - Buy

    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 4/23/12- 4/27/12

    : The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 40% bulls, 45% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 0.82 to 1. That is a new buy signal in a bull market which means the system will move to a 100% S fund allocation for the week of 4/23/12 - 4/27/12.

    Bull market rules have been in affect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, ...
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