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  1. Back in an uptrend but gaps are open

    by , 04-29-2012 at 11:21 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    4/30/12

    It was another positive day for stocks on Friday, despite Standard and Poor's downgrade of Spain's credit rating. The Dow did finish off of the highs, but held onto a 24-point gain.


    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 0.24% on Friday, the S-fund was up 0.63%, the I-fund made 0.60%, and the F-fund (bonds) gained 0.08%. ...

    Updated 04-30-2012 at 10:12 AM by tsptalk (seasonality chart added, H&S corrected)

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    Daily Market Commentary
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 04-28-2012 at 02:37 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    The stock market got off to a slow start last week, but by Wednesday morning, after Apple had reported its strong earnings, the indices caught fire closing in positive territory for the second week in a row after the early April pullback.



    It was all green for the TSP funds for the 2nd week in a row. The C-fund gained 1.83% last week, the S-fund was up 2.34%, the I-fund made 0.92%, ...
    Categories
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  3. Bad news is good news

    by , 04-26-2012 at 11:16 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    4/27/12

    Stocks rallied again yesterday after more decent earnings reports, and despite more concerns from the jobs market. The Dow gained 114-points and the gains were spread out through most of the major indices, except for the Transportation Index which was actually down 1.1% on the day.


    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 0.67% yesterday, the S-fund was up ...
  4. Sentiment Survey Results...

    by , 04-26-2012 at 08:08 PM (TSP Talk Blog)
    TSP Talk Sentiment Survey results for the week of 4/30/12- 5/0412

    Hold
    : The TSP Talk Sentiment Survey came in at 52% bulls, 36% bears, for a bulls to bears ratio of 1.44 to 1. That is a neutral reading in a bull market which means the system will remain 100% S fund for the week of 4/30/12 -5/04/12.

    Bull market rules have been in affect since the week of 1/09/12:

    See latest survey results

    To discuss or comment on the Sentiment Survey, ...
  5. Was that the pullback?

    by , 04-25-2012 at 10:55 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    4/26/12

    Despite some weak economic data, Apple's earnings seemed to be enough to give stocks a boost yesterday as it helped the Nasdaq to a gain of 2.3%, while the S&P added 1.4%. Apple is not in the Dow and it gained 89-points or "just" 0.07%.



    For the TSP,
    the C-fund gained 1.38% yesterday, the S-fund was up 1.77%, the I-fund ...

    Updated 04-26-2012 at 10:20 AM by tsptalk (share prices corrected)

    Categories
    Daily Market Commentary
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