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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

    The climb in stock prices has officially continued into the new year. The first full week of 2020 demonstrated that buyers are still in control of U.S. stock markets. Geopolitical matters that spooked markets the previous week were shrugged off when Iran's attempt of retaliation ended with no U.S. casualties and Iran accidentally shooting down a civilian plane in Iran carrying their own citizens. With geopolitical tensions on the back burner, buyers went back to work and the growth momentum of the ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks end 2019 with best gains since 2013, gains for the new year, and a loss for the week. On Monday light volume profit taking pushed stock indices into negative territory for the week. Stocks eventually rallied into the new year and started the year off with gains putting the week back in the green. However Friday's missile attack which killed a high profile Iranian militant leader added instability to the economic and political framework. Naturally the potential consequences of this action ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The bulls must have been good this year, investors who had their money working around Christmas were rewarded. Trading was relatively tight this short holiday week but stocks received a boost Thursday following Christmas Day that included a late rally. The market was seemingly unstoppable but some profit taking took place Friday to take indices off the highs. The net result of the holiday week was all green across the board for TSP funds. Small caps stocks (S-fund) were not as fortunate as large ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks continued their December climb as they approach the highly regarded positive seasonal bias surrounding Christmas. Stocks were up 4 of the 5 trading days this week, all four were record closes for the S&P 500 which has produced 6 record closes in the last 7 trading days. The highlighted news this week was the House of Representatives impeaching Trump but that did not have an effect on stock prices. Investors don't seem to care about how that may effect further trade decisions or budget agreements. ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    All green across the board for TSP funds this week. This was a well anticipated week with the last FOMC meeting of the year along with scheduled tariffs on China coming up with no deal locked in. The result was a dovish Fed and a buzzer beater conclusion to the phase one trade deal. The Fed kept rates steady and made no notions to return to raising rates anytime soon. News that China and the U.S. have officially agreed on the details of the phase one trade deal sent stocks into positive territory ...
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