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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

    With Trump in office and moving quickly on some of his campaign promises, stocks were up and some indices broke out of their extended trading channels. Headlines are the main catalysts for stocks but the momentum halted Thursday and Friday with no significant moves in stocks. The Dow finally hit the over talked about arbitrary 20,000 mark this week. Investing is a game of psychology though, so the attention on the Dow hitting this benchmark may create a mental support line in traders' heads. ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The market fell into negative territory early this week as traders sold early in front of the inauguration. A 'sell the news' reaction was the talk of the town for traders who are anticipating a catalyst to give the market direction again. Stocks gapped up at Friday's open before the inauguration but lost most the gains as the day continued bringing the S&P 500 to just a modest loss for the week.

    More earnings reports will be coming out next week and we may also see more reactions ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this week with modest gains in small caps while large caps fell short in their fight to break even. A news conference from Donald Trump mixed stocks up Wednesday with his vilified statements about the pharmaceutical industry that catalyzed a sell off in bio-tech stocks. The rise in stocks since the election has been attributed to investors betting on the economy friendly policies expected from the Trump administration. The news conference was an opportunity for investors to get ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The new year started off with gains across the board for the TSP funds. The TSP stock funds, C, S, and I, lead as they were all up more than 1.5% for the week. It seems big names are carrying the indices while the overall action may not be as positive as it seems. This does not matter right now for those in the TSP funds but gives us an idea about the actual strength of stocks.

    The December Jobs report came out Friday with numbers lower than expectations; 156,000 jobs were added while ...
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