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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

    Stocks managed to produce gains this week despite the history of negative seasonality, a threatening North Korea, and a hawkish Fed. A rise in bank shares kept the S&P 500 barely afloat. A slight jump up at Monday's open pretty much marked the trading range for the index. This week was the smallest weekly range for the S&P 500 since November of 2014. This is all while the index is sitting around its highs.

    The Fed met this week and though it was nearly certain there would be no rate ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The total damage was less than the expected from Hurricane Irma last weekend. Traders took notice therefore stocks opened up Monday morning. The intraday momentum carried as others did not want to be left behind and we had what we might call a relief rally. This produced the significant gains of the week with both the C and S-fund up more than 1% Monday.

    The action in stocks was mixed for the rest of the week. More gains were produced three of the following four days in stocks, to ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The long weekend last week gave traders some extra time to digest the headlines of the costly damage of Hurricane Harvey and the hype of additional hurricanes following; and on top of that, the threat of North Korea testing missiles over the weekend. So not surprisingly, U.S. stocks sold off Tuesday morning. The tricky part is that by mid-Tuesday traders had gotten it out of their system. Dip buyers stepped in for the last few hours of trading and a good portion of the early losses were taken back. ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks started slow this week with no movement Monday following the worst of Hurricane Harvey over the weekend. By early Tuesday North Korea's missile launch sent stocks reeling but hen we got a major reversal higher and from there stocks produced gains over the next four days. Stocks rallied Wednesday after President Trump made his first official speech on tax reform. Low trading volume, and a lack of bears helped to keep indices moving higher for the rest of the week. The buying momentum slowed ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks showed little direction this week with the exception of a rally on Tuesday sparked by Paul Ryan's comments on tax cuts; a subject that will continue to grab the attention of investors. Stocks pulled back the very next day and neither the bulls or bears were able to take control. Janet Yellen's anticipated speech in Jackson Hole was a bit of a disappointment on Friday. Nothing significant was said so traders and algorithms alike were not sure how to react.

    In all it has been ...
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