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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

    This week started with a gap down in stock indices and continued selling intraday until it produced the worst day for equities in months. It seemed reasonable that fear had given the bears the advantage; but surprisingly Monday's sell-off turned into a buying opportunity. The rest of the week stocks rose erasing most of the damage done Monday. By close on Friday the TSP stock funds were mixed; the I-fund produced gains while the C and S-fund kept losses for the week with the S-fund lagging more ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Turmoil in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China triggered broad selling across the stock market. Progress in trade negotiations has been a contributor to the success in stocks so far this year. Last week it seemed negotiations were nearing an end but the established negotiations nearly collapsed last weekend due to accountability disputes that left the U.S. unsatisfied. A threat by President Trump to add more tariffs to Chinese goods sparked a four straight days of losses across stock indices ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Jerome Powell's comments following the FOMC meeting and the decline in oil put pressure on stocks mid-week but a better than expected jobs report pushed large caps into positive territory for the week. It seemed as though the bears were making their move this week starting Wednesday when the Fed left interest rates unchanged and seem to be staying patient yet reactive. This leaves too many possibilities for the comfort of stock investors. Stocks sold off into the close Wednesday which continued ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Large cap stocks reached new record highs twice this week thanks to good earnings reports and an uplifting GDP report. Not all earnings this week have been on the winning side but bigger players like Amazon and Facebook stole the show with their outperforming reports. The bar has been set lower than usual for earnings this season but leading companies so far have given investors less reasons to sell.

    Stocks surged to new highs Friday following the release of the latest GDP report. ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Hey all I'm taking the week off to enjoy the holiday. I will cover the action in the TSP funds including this week in next week's post.

    Happy Holidays
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