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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

    Worst week since 2008, worst month since 2009, and fastest 10% decline from record highs ever; these are just a few noteworthy comparisons of what we saw stocks do this week. Leading up to this week, U.S. stocks were notoriously unshaken by the coronavirus and were producing new highs while the rest of the worlds stocks were selling off. Market players gave credit to the endurance of U.S. stocks in light of the potential economic implications of the new virus, but the reality was stock prices were ...
  2. TSP Talk Market Commentary 02/25/2020


    U.S. stocks participated as a domino in Monday's global sell-off. More coronavirus or COVID-19 numbers came about over the weekend that showed the virus was now documented in 28 countries and the exact spreading mechanisms of the virus are unknown. Fear of the virus's unknown magnitude had investors retreating stocks and moving into safe haven investments across the globe.
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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Investors ran to safer investments this week as the reality of the virus outbreak begins to seep through the cracks. Stock investors have been able to look past media hype of the coronavirus while putting their trust in central banks to stimulate the economy when needed. But when a couple U.S. companies, starting with the power house Apple, announced they won't reach revenue projections next quarter because of the slow down in China, investors were quick to retreat stocks and buy up government bonds, ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks produced their second week of gains in the face of the coronavirus which has yet to be contained; but investors seem confident it will be. Stock prices jumped to higher highs this week but the day to day action was choppy and inconsistent. Poor opens turned into rallies and strong opens faded, but the net result were gains over 1% in the U.S. stock indices. Jerome Powell couldn't reassure investors about the projected impact of the coronavirus or the Fed's course of action in response. It ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks had a strong bounce back from the late January losses this week. U.S. large cap indices saw their best week since June thanks to strong corporate earnings following discounted prices produced by coronavirus fears. The coronavirus is still a concern and its unclear how long the outbreak will impact Chinese economy and to what extent. Investors are swallowing a lot of factors currently and which headline has their at most attention depends on where stock prices are on their current volatile ...
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