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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 were up early this week as the Trump administration took a step back from the aggressive stance on trade with China to a more lighter approach that investors believe won't put as much pressure on the global economy as anticipated. This set the pace for a week of gains but there was some trouble mid-week of a geo-political nature with Syria that frightened traders. The beginning of earnings season brought the life back to buyers Thursday as a string of positive reports set the pace for an ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Emotion and speculations over the potential outcomes of the trade "battle" between the U.S. and China produced a volatile week that ended on a down day. Stocks sold off early in the week but traders jumped at the lower stock prices until stock indices were in positive territory on Thursday. The release of the March jobs report Friday came out before the bell with numbers under expectations which added to the negative pressure the futures were under after the new tariff comments from President Trump. ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks rallied to start the week coming off the indices closing at their lows the prior week. The action was choppy from there as a majority of the initial gains were lost Tuesday, Wednesday was choppy, and then some of the early gains were reclaimed to end the shortened week on Thursday. In all, stock indices ended the first quarter with some cushion after the troubling action last week. That cushion pushed the S-fund into positive territory for the first quarter while the C and I-funds remained ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Technical support failed stocks this week as pressure from rising interest rates, global trade disputes, and troubles in the tech sectors kept cash in trader's pockets for the week. Large cap indices fell short of 6% for the week but volume was noticeably lower than the sell off in early February so it wasn't so much investors were selling but they were not buying.

    There is a lot of uncertainty in the global markets as tariff talks continue to be a dynamic subject that doesn't seem ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Traders took some profits this week following the rally sparked by the celebrated jobs report last Friday. The S&P 500 closed down the first four days of the week; a rare streak of late for the index. Pressure was added to stocks Tuesday as the Commerce Department signaled minimal product tariff exclusions to promote more production in the U.S. This troubled investors as it followed a less aggressive stance on tariffs from the White House days before. Stock markets do not like mixed signals. ...
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