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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Again we see a week with no real trend. Stocks were mixed all around ithin the major indices, which makes it hard to pin point what exactly is on trader's minds these days.

    Big opportunities can be found at the individual stock levels but TSP funds will average out the good and the bad. Navigating between the good averages and the bad averages is what will ultimately maximize your return. Easier said than done of course.

    The Fed raised interest rates this week and the ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were mixed this week as we saw small losses in the large caps (C-fund) and small gains in small caps (S-fund). The action was tight this week coming off last week's jobs report which seemed to initially attract buyers. That did not continue into this week as news events such as the UK election and Comey's testimony couldn't provoke too much movement in any direction. Friday opened higher for large caps and quickly started selling off and the dip buyers came too late to completely regain the ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were down early in the short post-holiday week but buyers kicked it into gear once some needed technical alterations were taken care of and we saw new highs in a few of the major indices. Tuesday's early drop filled some open gaps attracting buyers who showed up for the last hour of trading. This momentum carried on the next two days to put stocks up more than 1% for the week.

    The jobs report came out Friday with an addition of 138,000 jobs and unemployment at 4.3%. This was ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
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