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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 opened up Monday after the Charlottesville incident in over the weekend distracted investors from the North Korean drama that was held responsible for the poor action the previous week. Although the early gains held for the first half of the week, drama within the White House provoked selling after the resignations of some members of Trump's business council. The selling carried throughout Thursday but relief was provided momentarily Friday after traders bought the news of the resignation ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this week as we saw a slight gain in large caps with some losses in small caps. The S&P 500 (C-fund) traded in a tight range for the week despite catalysts from earnings reports and the jobs report Friday. Stocks seemed to have lost their momentum we've seen the past few months but this has not yet provoked stock owners to sell. It will be interesting to see what will be the spark of the next big move in the market; though algorithms will most likely decided that one.
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this week as more earnings reports came in along with the FOMC meeting. Poor earnings reports kept U.S. stocks down keeping large caps flat and dropping small caps in value. There was also trouble in the dollar which helped foreign markets which gave the I-fund a positive gain for the week to lead the TSP funds. The FOMC had little affect on the market as expected other than some volatility intraday Wednesday.

    More earnings reports come in next week which will be ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The first wave of earnings reports attracted buyers this week adding about a half a percent to both large and small caps. The gains were primarily produced Wednesday following comments from Paul Ryan in regards to how congress will go about tax reform. Stocks pulled back Friday after a couple poor earnings reports. Some of the early losses were regained intraday.

    We will see more earnings reports coming in next week and conditions are still favorable for the bulls.

    Other ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks saw gains across the major indices this week with the help of Janet Yellen's dovish comments nearly ensuring no more rate hikes until the end of the year or later. Those gains were produced Wednesday after the bears put on some pressure the day before with the help of some political drama. However, Yellen's testimony blew away the bears' arsenal and the beginning of earnings season Friday was the perfect bait for new buyers.

    The week ended with the C and S-fund both with more ...
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