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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks moved higher this week as we headed into the holiday weekend. They continued where they ended the previous Friday - recovering from the poor day last Wednesday. The open gap was filled but the momentum continued and we saw the S&P 500 reach a new all-time high. The week ended on a flat note Friday but a very slight gain marked the 7th day in a row of gains for the S&P 500.

    The Fed met this week and all but assured us of a rate hike in June. Traders may have bought their remarks ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Political drama and headlines about Russia are finally getting into the heads of traders. U.S. stocks pulled back this week with drama in D.C. is giving them less hope of any promising tax reform in the near future. The technical set up of the major indices allowed this path of political headlines to do their damage on stocks as there are resistance areas putting the pressure on the bulls.

    The dollar joined U.S. stocks in some selling this week and that gave a boost to the I-fund that ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Background political issues kept the headlines busy this week but investors are getting use to this. Traders struggled on whether to buy or sell with no real catalyst and we saw low volatility for most of the week. Finally the market made its big move (mostly likely initiated by computer programs) for the week with a sharp fall early Thursday. However, a lot of those losses were erased by the close and it opened up some opportunity for money to start moving more aggressively. Traders had enough ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    With the help of strong corporate earnings, a favorable outcome in the French election, and the lack of geopolitical drama, stocks rallied back to back days to wipe out the losses of April turning them in decent gains for the month. It seemed the rally was going to continue Wednesday but late selling into the close marked the end of the bull's parade and the gains were skimmed Thursday and Friday. In the end, all the TSP stock funds were up more than 1% for the week and all of the monthly returns ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks came out of the holiday weekend with some strength but the rest of the week was inconsistent with no clear trend. A few day to day factors were driving this rollercoaster of a week; some of which only affected large caps so naturally we saw the S-fund outperform this week by more than 1%. Hitting the headlines were the poor earnings report from Goldman Sachs, the more than 7% loss in oil for the week, the close upcoming election in France, and President Trump claiming he has big news concerning ...
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