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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 bears resurfaced this week after resistance, jobs report, and the oil war put a cap on the bull's recovery attempt. Investors had jumped back into stocks the previous week after stimulus was passed by the lawmakers, but that excitement faded as job numbers were being realized and unemployment and jobless numbers were greater than expected. The 701,000 jobs lost in the March jobs report was the first net job loss since 2010 and unemployment jumped to 4.4%. But the staggering realization was that ...

    Updated 04-04-2020 at 10:37 PM by TommyIV

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  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    More monetary stimulus along with the largest economic relief package in U.S. history aided more than 10% gains across stock indices. This was the first week where all the TSP stock funds were in positive territory since the first week of February. The week started by stocks falling producing a lower low for the recent stock free-fall. Quickly sentiment turned around Tuesday when the first signs of a economic relief package was being put together by lawmakers. Stock indices gapped up Tuesday and ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Cash remains king as market turmoil continues. Selling remains aggressive and even got worse this week for U.S. stocks. The detrimental economic effect of the coronavirus outbreak is rippling through the states and the markets continue to express it. More states are beginning to mandate nonessential businesses to close, jobs have been lost, and many struggle to find a way to pay their debts. The necessity then becomes to access cash and we are seeing that cash leave stocks and bonds. This was apparent ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Nowhere to hide outside of the G-fund. A failed deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia resulted in significant drop in oil over the weekend; an unforeseen addition to the market turmoil already stirred by the coronavirus outbreak. The sell-off at Monday's open was severe enough to initiate a circuit breaker trading halt for the first time since 1997. The pain was not over for those who didn't retreat already. The sell everything wave picked back up Thursday as fear of the unknown had investors wanting ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks had a week of volatile oscillation commonly seen after a quick correction period. Indices were mixed in weekly results; large caps (C-fund) were up while small caps (S-fund) were down producing lower lows. The C-fund gained 0.65% for the week but that number is less impressive compared to the 4.6% gain the fund had on Monday alone. It was a record single day point gain for major indices but it was the start of a week of swings and its highs were not challenged much more for the rest of the ...
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