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TommyIV's TSP Talk Blog

Check out this blog for the TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups and the Sentiment Survey results.

The Weekly Wraps should be posted on Saturdays, and the Sentiment Survey results get posted by Monday morning.

  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    After the first few sufferable weeks of December, stocks put on a show for traders producing the only week of gains for the month last week. Stocks began the week with the worst Christmas Eve sell-off in history. Christmas day must have revived the spirit of investors who finally all agreed the indices were oversold. The result was the greatest one day point gain on record Wednesday. It felt like a once in a lifetime sort of day but still only had enough behind it to erase the last two trading ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The Fed decided to raise rates this weeks and investors did not take it lightly. Despite the dovish tone indicating an ease on monetary tightening in 2019, investors started selling and it carried on for the rest of the week.

    Investors who kept their position for the week are hoping the Santa Claus rally will finally take place next week. However, seasonality has not been in the bulls favor this year so its not something to be expected.

    I'm keeping it short for the holiday ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock indices were mixed earlier in the week but the common theme was reversals and the poor action on Friday to solidify a negative week. Investors are losing hope with the weak perfomance and ugly charts in the midst what has usually been a positive time of year for stocks. What has been especially troubling is that good news turns into an opportunity to sell. Investors are looking for ways out of stocks quickly now that the term bear market has become a common reference to stocks.
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Uncertainty from a multitude of angles dragged U.S. stock indices down more than 4% for the week. A 90-day truce in the trade war between the U.S. and China over the weekend loosened up geopolitical tensions enough for stocks to open higher Monday. The good times were short-lived and investor anxiety returned Tuesday producing the greatest loss of the week. Geopolitical fears were tightened again Thursday after the arrest of China giant Huawei Technologies' CFO for allegedly violating sanctions ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks bounced back from the disappointing action surrounding Thanksgiving pushing indices into positive territory for November; a confidence booster following the worst month of the year in October. Trade negotiations and rising interest rates from the Federal Bank have been the top drivers of markets for some time now. This week investors celebrated an optimistic step in both. There are high hopes that a trade meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend will produce more certainty in the trade negotiations ...
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