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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Again we see a week with no real trend. Stocks were mixed all around ithin the major indices, which makes it hard to pin point what exactly is on trader's minds these days.

    Big opportunities can be found at the individual stock levels but TSP funds will average out the good and the bad. Navigating between the good averages and the bad averages is what will ultimately maximize your return. Easier said than done of course.

    The Fed raised interest rates this week and the ...
  2. Early selling gets bought again

    It's really getting quite remarkable / frustrating / exciting / disappointing - fill in the blank. For the last two weeks the bears have put all kind of pressure on but they have not been able to do any damage by the time the market closes. At the same time the bulls have not been able make any progress on the upside during those two weeks so the stalemate continues. The Dow lost 15-points on the day but once again the bulls were able to take a large
  3. Fed raises rates and market digests it with mixed bag results

    The initial reaction after the Fed's policy statement announcement was rather benign. Then we experience a bout of selling, followed by the relentless dip buyers who did their thing into the close. By the close it was a mixed bag as the Dow gained a solid 46-points, while the S&P was down slightly, and the Nasdaq and small caps saw more moderate losses.
  4. New highs before rate hike?

    The resilient market does it again as we saw new highs in several indices after a couple of days of shake-up. The Dow gained 93-points while 0.4% to 0.7% gains were seen almost across the board. With the Fed on deck today in day-two of their FOMC meeting, investors seemed eager to be all in before the 2 PM ET policy statement and press conference.
  5. The rotation continues

    Rotation, rotation, rotation. That's the word on Wall Street for the strange action we are seeing with big declines in some indices / sectors, while other indices / sectors are behaving very well. The big tech, which has been leading the market higher all year, is now being sold off, while the laggards - energy, financials, Transports, and the small caps, are being bought up.

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