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  1. TSP Talk: Upside follow thru, but after hours trouble

    Stocks reversed a big intraday loss on Friday to close flat. That reversal action rolled over into Monday and we saw big gains across the board. This time it was the large caps that outperformed, and the bigger the better as the Dow gained 2%, the S&P was close behind at +1.89%, then the Nasdaq picking up 1.6%, and then the small caps which added about 1%. The I-fund also had a good day with the dollar falling sharply. Bonds were down as yields ticked higher.

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  2. TSP Talk: Can positive seasonality week trump the bear?

    For the second week in a row the Dow and S&P 500 ended Friday with a gain, and that hasn't happened very often in 2022. The gains were minimal and it took a major afternoon positive reversal to get there. Only the S-fund closed in the red as far as the TSP funds go, with the I-fund leading on the upside. Bonds were up nicely as well as they show some signs of trying to break their downtrend. The F and I funds were also the two funds that closed with a gain for the week, with the C-fund lagging ...
  3. Intrepid Timer's Weekly Chart Analysis

    For the week ending 05-20-2022


    This is my analysis of the weekly charts for the S&P 500, IWM, the VIX and 10-year yields. Premium subscribers also receive a daily commentary with the daily charts and my timing system’s signals for both TSP and ETFs outside of TSP.

    Current YTD returns thru 05/20/2022:

    TSP: ETF:

    G fund: 0.81% ...
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  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up



    A seventh straight week of losses for the S&P 500 (C-fund) is the longest streak since 2001. Stocks had a promising start to the week through Tuesday, but stocks sold off hard Wednesday leading to the S&P 500 deepest single day loss since June of 2020 and extending the index to its lowest price of the year. Analysts have been waiting for the S&P 500 to join small cap indices (S-fund) in a bear market (characterized as 20% down from the high). This happened intraday Friday, but it was
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  5. TSP Talk: Short term oversold market gets choppy

    The bears were running out of steam after Wednesday's nasty sell off, but the bulls still couldn't put together a rally in the three major indices. They did try as we saw the indices chop above and below the flat line all day on Thursday, but by the close the buying dried up. Internally there was some strength brewing as the small caps put together a relief rally, as did the I-fund with the dollar tumbling. Bonds were up as yields slipped.

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