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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

    The optimism of trade talks between the U.S. and China Friday kept stocks in positive territory for the week. The new and improved dovish Fed kept investors happy in their Fed minutes Wednesday as they continue to keep their foot on the break with rate hikes while trade negotiations are getting worked out. Weakness followed on Thursday to threaten a loss in value for stocks on the week but the highly anticipated meeting on China Trade and the approving comments of progress from officials push indices ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks soared this week giving all the TSP stock funds more than 2.5% in gains with the S-fund outperforming with a gain of 3.39%. Hopes are growing high for a resolution in the trade issues encouraging investors to move their money into stocks. Stocks are a bet on the future, so as long as the U.S. and China seem to be approaching a deal the more investors will chase the pay off. This may mean an actual trade deal is not ideal for stocks. It would take away major catalyst to look forward to and ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    U.S. Stocks managed to produce small to moderate gains but pulled back from highs earlier in the week; now investors are questioning whether this is the beginning of the end for the relentless upside. Earnings season is winding down with slightly disappointing results, trade talks with China have been postponed, and poor economic data coming out of Europe contribute to the bearish sentiment among investors. However this bearish attitude has been floating around since before mid-January and the indices ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks came back from early trouble to extend over 1% in weekly gains capping the best January in over 30 years. Poor earnings early in the week provided examples of what kind of effect a global slowdown was having on larger stocks. Big name tech companies pulled back ahead of releasing earnings but the modest numbers of their earnings reports were enough for a sell the news reaction and the indices followed.

    A dovish stance by the Fed suggesting a longer pause in rate hikes brought ...
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