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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 highly anticipated results of the healthcare vote never manifested as the republicans pulled the bill because they did not have the votes to pass it. The anticipation shook the market up early in the week but in the end stocks didn't react much to the non-vote on Friday afternoon. If anything it was positive.

    Investors will now have their attention focused on the tax reform negotiations, which is really what they're interested in. That and the debt ceiling fiasco could set the ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks kept within a tight range to start the week off as anticipation of the FOMC meeting kept traders at bay. The Fed did raise rate basis 25 points and forecast two more rate hikes this year. Traders, most likely initiated by trading programs, bought the Fed rate hike and we saw decent rallies in stocks and bonds. The bulls failed to build on Wednesday's rally and instead we saw some profit taking to pull stock back a bit and again stocks ended the week in a tight trading range.

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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were down early this week kicking off a change in momentum in the major indices. The week continued with some weak closes and a jobs report which helped to wipe out some of the losses for the week.

    The February jobs report came out with an addition of 235,000 jobs and 4.7% unemployment. This put stocks up early Friday but traders were quick to sell. Dip buyers showed mid-day to bring back some of those gains.

    This week we will likely see a rate hike from the Fed
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  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    Large caps produced large gains Wednesday following Trump's speech and his session with congress Tuesday. Many market analysis predicted a 'sell the news' reaction to Trump's speech but alternatively market players liked what he had to say. Traders took their profits Thursday taking the indices off their highs for the week and with slight gains on Friday the S&P ended the week with a 0.7% gain.

    Janet Yellen made comments that indicate a rate hike is coming soon. The jobs report
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