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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 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks fell early in the week following poor economic data showing a slow down in China as well as a decline in the rate of global growth. The sell-off Tuesday made for choppy action mid-week as the indices weighed out where to turn next after the upside momentum in January. The consensus was to continue higher. Stocks opened higher Friday to erase most of the losses from Tuesday in large caps and to push small caps into positive territory for the week. The surge in stocks Friday was contributed ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks continued to be bought this week giving the indices their fourth consecutive week of gains. Four weeks ago it would have seemed foolish to think stocks could make the comeback they have from the December lows. The relentless upside action of January has seemed strange; top analyst have been warning of a pull-back since the beginning of the month. Recent warnings of any unexceptional earnings report being the trigger of a sell-off were dead wrong for the first week of earnings season. Instead ...
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