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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

    Investors continue to buy up stocks as they approach pre-pandemic levels. The S&P 500 produced its 6th consecutive day of gains Friday after a late surge the last couple hours of trading pushed the index out of negative territory. Positive earnings in smaller stocks and a jobs report that outdid expectations had money moving to stocks, particularly small caps. There was rotation out of large cap names and into small caps especially towards the end of the week. The Nasdaq produced a loss Friday to ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    U.S. stock indices were pushed higher on the shoulders of technology giants. The final of the big tech names reported earnings this week and news was not sold. Underlying companies in stock indices, particularly in industrials, underperformed while the money flowed to Apple, Amazon and Facebook; but the sheer size of the tech companies outweigh the negative effects on the indices. Data of record breaking economic contraction in the second quarter was also overshadowed by the tech earnings success. ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    A slight net loss ends a three week winning streak for stocks but also hides intra-week drama that divided the week between the bulls and the bears. The bulls had the week out of the gate and the S&P 500 was up more than 1% for the week by Tuesday. In the process stock indices passed the highs established early June. The gains were claimed to be unjustified by analysts that pointed to the top companies carrying the entire market. That became clear Thursday when a sell the news reaction to Microsoft's ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock indices stretched higher to or near the June highs this week as earnings season kicks off. A significant reversal Monday after a strong open seemed to be the beginning of the end of stocks rally to the highs but again we saw the bears falter and the bulls prevail. Index prices were back trading around the highs by Wednesday and from there the price range tightened up for the rest of the week. Bank earnings debuted this week and the numbers were surprisingly positive for the most part. Fiscal ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    A second consecutive week of gains demonstrates the bull's resilience. The week began with a higher open but market's direction was not uniform day to day. The ongoing assessment of risk produced choppy action throughout the week; the S&P 500 even dropped sharply to negative territory early Thursday but quickly turned around into a rally that kept course for the rest of the week. Virus cases continue to add up in particular states threatening another economic shutdown. Investors are also beginning ...

    Updated 07-11-2020 at 02:23 PM by TommyIV

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