TSP Talk - Thrift Savings Plan Talk
TSP Talk on Facebook TSP Talk on Twitter

TSP Talk - Thrift Savings Plan Talk

TSP Talk Market Comments TSP AutoTracker Premiums Site Map TSP Funds Forum Returns

Thrift Savings Plan Talk
For Federal Government Employees and Military Personnel

Quotes, Charts, Info

TSP Share Prices & Returns
Fund Index Quotes
Popular Charts
Market Futures Quotes
Earnings Reports
Economic Calendar


Need a back-link...
or want to Advertise?
 

Premium Services

TSP Talk - Thrift Savings Plan Talk

 

Mobile Options


- Android Forum App

- iPhone Forum App

 

 Quick Link to ...
TSP Share Prices | Reader Testimonials

RevShark's TSP Timing Newsletter & Morning Commentary

Intrepid Timer Strategies  |   TSP Talk Plus


Market Commentary

June 11, 2021
 
Archives  |  Current TSP Share Prices
TSP Talk - Thrift Savings Plan Talk
 Today's Commentary         (Not seeing a current commentary?)


Stocks were mixed again after the CPI report was released, although the big three indices all closed with gains.  The CPI report came in a little above estimates and the futures slipped in pre-hours trading initially but bounced back quickly.  There was some selling after opening gains, but once again the dip buyers jumped in.  It wasn't all bullish as the small caps (Russell 2000) and the Transports did not have good days, although the S-fund did close with a small gain.  Bonds rallied again and the VIX had its lowest close since the COVID crash.

Daily TSP Funds Return

More returns

 

 

The CPI (Consumer Price Index) estimates were looking for a gain of 0.4% and it came it at 0.5%, which would generally stimulate inflation fears, but bonds rallied and the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to a 3-month low, so I'm not sure what the "whisper number" was because inflationary data would normally send yields higher.

We have been seeing some of the more speculative investments falter in recent days and weeks, and that may be signally -- something.  Of course bitcoin maybe the biggest of them all after its recent 50% decline from the highs.

         


We saw Gamestop and AMC, two of the biggest short-squeeze meme plays, take a dive in recent days...

             

And then there's lumber, above, which was in its own bubble for months but it has come down dramatically since the May highs.


The small caps had been flying high for weeks with the Russell 2000 up about 10% in the last month.  It's not often that you see the Russell down 0.68% on the day, and the S-fund up.  It's also not often that a couple of indices are up big, and others are down big, but that's what we've been seeing lately.

             


Is it all about rotation and playing for the changes in the economy?  We have inflation fears yet weak employment data recently.  We see economic growth yet bond yields are falling as if the economy is slowing.  We see oil rising, typical action when the economy is heating up, yet the economically sensitive Dow Transportation Index has been pulling back for weeks.  It's difficult to put our finger on exactly what is happening at the moment.

 
Admin note:
  We're having some issues with the timing of the email alerts from the Last Look Report, which is on a free trial this week.  There seems to be a delay with some email services (gmail for one) from the time we send it, until the time some receive it, and it may be because of the number of people who have signed up for the free trial.  We are working on alternatives before we release this as a full service, so the free trial may continue while we get things worked out.

The info will come in a daily email from TommyIV about 30 minutes before the IFT deadline to help us make any last minute allocation decisions.  It will also be posted in the premium area once the free trial is over.  I'm sure it will evolve after we get started.  Once the free trial is over, the cost will be $10 a month, or $5 for those already subscribed to another service.  You can view a sample of what subscribers may get each morning, and there's  a place to add you email to the list to receive the free report this week.

The Last Look Report Info 
 


The S&P 500 (C-fund) made a new intraday and closing high on Thursday.  The action was good under the circumstances of the inflationary data, but as you can see in the chart, it hasn't quite broken out yet.  Meanwhile support is still rising from below and something is going to have to give today, or Monday.

        


The DWCPF (S-fund) saw a modest gain despite the larger loss in the Russell 2000 small caps index.  It remains in a narrow rising trading channel, and is just below some overhead resistance.  Yesterday's low hit that support line and it rebounded so we'll start Friday with the same situation.

      


The EFA (I-fund) had a good day and moved right back up to the resistance line(s) but since those lines are rising, it's not too much of an obstacle.  The question is whether it needs to pull back to retest the 50-day EMA, which is acting as the lower end of this trading channel.

        
 

The Dow Transportation Index fell through its support line but the 50-day EMA was there to catch it.  We've been watching that 15,200 area as the next line in the sand for this index. 

        


The High Yield Corporate is behaving as you would hope in a bull market, and between this strong credit market indicator and the Fed, it's not surprising that investors don't seem to be concerned.  And that may explain the complacent reading in the VIX.

                


BND (bonds / F-fund) was up yet again despite economic data that would indicate it should have done otherwise, but that's the bond market for you.  You never know what bond investors are thinking.  They may have sold bonds in March knowing this inflation data was going to be strong in May.  Sell the rumor, buy the news?  Technically, there's an open gap that is just acting like a magnet right now.

       


Read more in today's TSP Talk Plus Report.  We post more charts, indicators and analysis, plus discuss the allocations of the TSP and ETF Systems.  For more information on how to gain access and a list of the benefits of being a subscriber, please go to: www.tsptalk.com/plus.php

For more info our other premium services, please go here... www.tsptalk.com/premiums.html

To get weekly or daily notifications when we post new commentary, sign up HERE.

Thanks for reading.  Have a great weekend!

Tom  Crowley


Like what you're seeing on TSP Talk?  Why not Tell a Friend about us?  We'd really appreciate it, and they may too. 

Thanks!

 
Chart provided courtesy of www.sentimentrader.com
 
Market Commentary Archive


Commentary Archives
 

Have questions? Visit our message board for answers.

Would you like to be on our email alert list? Your email address will never be given out. Please read our privacy policy. By signing up you agree to the TSP Talk Terms of Service.

Like what you're reading? Please Tell a Friend about us.

Help and Resources

Site Map
FAQ
FAQ - Premium Services
FAQ for Alerts
Reader Testimonials
How to Make a Transfer
How to Make an IFT (Video)
Report Problems / Errors
Contact Us

TSP - What is it?
Who Is TSP Talk?
What Can We Do For You?
Want More Help?

Mug Shots

TSP Talk User Map
Tell a friend or co-worker
Recent Forum Activity
Video & Image Library
Market Analysis Videos
TSP.gov Home Page
GovLoop
My Federal Retirement
FERS Guide

Mobile Options
- TSP Talk Forum Apps

 

Keep Me Informed

Enter e-mail Address:
For Email Marketing you can trust

[more info ]
How to get on the list!

 
SPY (C Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
DWCPF (S Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
EFA (I Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)
BND (F Fund) (delayed)

(Stockcharts.com Real-time)

Yahoo Finance Realtime TSP Fund Tracking Index Quotes

TSP Talk is not a Registered Investment Advisor. TSP Talk does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this report, nor does TSPtalk.com assume any liability for any loss that may result from reliance by any person upon any such information or opinions. Such information and opinions are subject to change without notice and are for general information only.  The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and not intended to be recommendations, and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without prior written consent from TSPtalk.com.

TSP Talk is in no way affiliated with the U.S. government, or military Thrift Savings Plan, tsp.gov, or any other government agency. TSP Talk does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this report, nor does tsptalk.com® assume any liability for any loss that may result from reliance by any person upon any such information or opinions. Such information and opinions are subject to change without notice and are for general information only.

Full Disclaimer

Copyright ® 2003 - 2021
Buy Low Sell High, Inc.
TSPtalk.com ® is a trademark of Buy Low Sell High, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Buy Low Sell High, Inc., 221 N. Washington Blvd #13213, Ogden UT 84412


TSP Talk Market Comments TSP AutoTracker Premiums Site Map TSP Funds Forum Returns