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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

    A blanket of optimisms about trade progress drove money out the safer havens like bonds and into stocks this week. Remarks of progress from the U.S. Commerce Secretary over the weekend pushed stock prices to new highs to start the week. China's Commerce Ministry's spokesmen sent large caps to higher highs Thursday by saying the phase one trade deal included both U.S. and China canceling an equal amount of tariffs. Prices faded when the Trump Administration did not confirm these claims although damage ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Market prices ebbed and flowed this week where the final flow was a surge to all time highs for large cap stocks. Friday's record closing price was the third (Monday and Wednesday) record close of the week for the S&P 500. This was the fourth straight week of gains for the index. Investors deciphered through an array of news and data to justify trading stocks at record prices. The lineup in review included more earnings reports, the Federal Reserve's third consecutive rate cut, consumer and manufacturing ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks tacked on a third week of gains fueled by earnings and optimism about progress in the trade negotiations. All the TSP stock funds were up more than 1% for the week and the S&P 500 traded around record highs. The question is whether investors are finally getting over economic worries or has money been moving into a wall of worry. More earnings will be coming in next week and the FOMC meeting is in the middle of the week.

    So far good earnings have been celebrated and poor earnings, ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock indices got an early boost thanks to solid earnings reports from a few banks Tuesday. Prices oscillated following the Tuesday boost even with the majority of the earnings released beating expectations. Reports of retail sales slightly slipping in September may have countered the optimism brought by earnings; yet the report could not wipe out the week's gains given the positive earnings from banks laid a foundation for investors that the consumer is still strong. Data suggests consumer strength ...

    Updated 10-19-2019 at 08:00 PM by TommyIV

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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    'Phase One' of the U.S. and China trade deal ended stocks three week losing streak. Well the promise of progress is what drove stocks higher Friday and out of negative territory for the week. The details of what President Trump called 'Phase One' went public 20 minutes before Friday's close and it sparked a sell the news reaction into the close putting stocks about where they opened. The deal made for now was essentially China promises to buy more U.S. agricultural products while the U.S. will postpone ...

    Updated 10-13-2019 at 04:36 PM by TommyIV

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