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TommyIV's TSP Talk Blog

Check out this blog for the TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups and the Sentiment Survey results.

The Weekly Wraps should be posted on Saturdays, and the Sentiment Survey results get posted by Monday morning.

  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The last week of the year skimmed off some of this year's gains in stocks. We saw a trend this short week of stocks having a decent open followed by a decline into the close. Volume was low and the recent action has lost its momentum so the typical post-Christmas buying environment was not found. The last few Januaries have not been good for stocks and everyone knows it; traders may pull out to start the year to see how the market is going to react to the new year with a new president with the inauguration ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    An increase in the Fed Funds rate from the Federal Reserve provided volatility this week allowing traders to make some moves as we enter the last two weeks of the year. Stocks sold off Wednesday after the expected rise in interest rates from the Fed, but most of those losses were were reclaimed early Thursday. However, as the week carried out stocks made their way below the previous Friday's close to end the week in negative territory.

    It is possible the five-week rally has topped ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Buyers were back to work this week after the slight pull-back last week from the relentless upside we've seen since the election. Stocks produced gains everyday this week giving the C-fund more than a 3% gain and S-fund a more than 4% gain. Most market analyst have given up on the underlying reason for the constant rise in stocks we've seen in the last month and the only logical credit is momentum. Predicting a top is futile and risks being left behind if incorrect. So the best defense for those ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The rally sparked by the election stalled this week just as resistance and an expected seasonality pull-back met. As a result, stocks experienced their first week of losses since November 4th. On queue with past trends, investors took some profits after the surge from the Thanksgiving holiday week and this was even more expected as the holiday rally was a continuation of the rally seen through most of November. Traders are now turning their attention back to the inevitable rise in interest rates ...
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