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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks continued their impressive start to 2018 this week. Traders are optimistic about economic growth and with yields up, we saw a rise in bank stocks after the first round of earnings reports were released on Friday. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% Wednesday to end its longest winning streak to start a year in more than half a century. The index got right back into 2018 character the last two days of the week to rally to new highs. The S&P 500 has produced gains 8 out of the 9 trading days this year. ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The Stock market rally continues to be relentless as more buyers came out for the new year to join the fun. Indices like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average produced their best first week in more than a decade. As the last week of 2017 slowed down a bit, stock analysts questioned if the momentum of 2017 would continue into 2018. So far that momentum has accelerated.

    There doesn't seem to be one thing that keeps these markets going but the main issue is the expectations ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Traders took a breather following the long Christmas weekend. For most of the short week the volume was low and the S&P 500 traded nearly flat. Stock saw some momentum into Thursday's close but that was quickly lost on Friday followed by a sell-off into Friday's close to give the index a modest loss for the last week of the year.

    U.S. stocks were alone with this action as international stocks had a productive end to the year adding nearly 1% to the I-fund. Bonds were also up for the ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    I'm taking this week off from writing the TSP Talk Wrap Up for Christmas weekend. Happy Holidays everyone! We will see you next week.


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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were up for the week thanks to the rally on Friday after Senators Rubio and Corker were back on board with the tax bill. That gives enough votes for the tax bill to be passed by next week and traders bought the news. The market was losing steam leading up to Friday's rally as stocks sold off Thursday when Rubio said he would not vote yes on the tax bill without changes made first.

    The Fed raised rates Wednesday 0.25% as expected and added positives views about the economy indicating ...
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