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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

    Stocks continued their climb in January in front of earnings season with small caps leading the way. Since the sell-off following the earnings warning from Apple to start the year, stocks have been bought and are slowly taking back the December losses. The concern is that the indices are now overbought ahead of earnings season leaving too high of expectations and setting up selling on any 'normal' earnings reports to come.

    The good news of this week has been that the dip buyers are ...

    Updated 01-14-2019 at 12:57 AM by TommyIV

    TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    A surge in stocks Friday put the indices into positive territory for the new year. The surge came after the worst two day start to a year since 2000. Apple reported a sales warning for the last quarter and put some blame on the China and U.S. trade quarrels. Apple investors were obviously not too happy with the warning and with Apple being such a big contributor to large cap indices, stocks fell sharply and traded poorly after to add fears that the turmoil of December was continuing into January. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
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