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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

    Headlines of a surge in virus outbreaks in a number of states sparked selling in the second half of the week pushing stocks into negative territory. Despite around 3% in losses for U.S. stocks this week, the market remains essentially on hold. After weeks of relentless upside indices now are jumping around in a sideways trading channel; the week just happened to end at the bottom of that range. The possibility of another economic lockdown keeps investors ready to take profits and get out of stocks. ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock prices quickly climbed out of their hole and into gains after markets opened down this week. Following a pullback the previous week, buyers regained their confidence and dip buyers went back to work. Buyers did not pick themselves up; credit for their spark is given to the Federal Reserve's announcement that they will begin buying corporate bonds. Despite the nearly three month rally, the Fed's announcement sent a strong message that they will not let markets fall. Whatever the Feds motive ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks finally fell under the pressure of their own weight after nearly a month of unrelenting upside. Stocks slid at a single day loss not seen since March on Thursday. The aggressive selling came after digesting the FOMC meeting and possibly news reports of a second wave of covid-19. The Federal Reserve did not outwardly make any hawkish moves, in fact they figured they would keep interest rates near zero for another two years. What spooked investors was the tone from Jerome Powell that economy ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Fear of missing out (FOMO) continued to fuel the comeback rally this week and eventually accelerated Friday following an unexpected jobs report. Stocks continued to be bought up throughout the week but its was the former lagging sectors that outperformed. It seems good deals on strong stocks are drying up and investors are desperate for more discounts. Momentum is powerful. What seemed impossible and was essentially thrown out as a possibility by many has become reality. Bear market level sell off ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock indices gapped up and traded in positive territory for the second consecutive week. Liquidity provided by the Fed has been the blood of this rally while optimism of an eventual recovery (no matter how far away) has been the heartbeat. The first half of May had analysts sure that the rally had run its course and the 'bear market' would show its ugly side. The second half including this week demonstrates the market has unreasonable capabilities. Banks had been a lagging and concerning entity ...
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