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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 produced their first week of losses in November after selling off for three consecutive days to start the week. Buyers showed up late to the party but two days of gains Thursday and Friday took back nearly half of the losses that had come by Wednesday's close. News about ongoing trade negotiations with China along with poor economic data from October gave traders catalysts to make moves.

    The net loss for the C-fund came to 1.54% for the week which lagged the TSP funds. The S ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks soared Wednesday as investors celebrated the results of the mid-term election; this became the lone catalyst for buying resulting in a loss of some of those gains. The new division in power in Congress increased confidence in buyers because it reduces the potential for policy change which means less uncertainty for investors. The trouble came when the FOMC meeting Thursday reminded investors of the rate hikes to come next month. October's ugly action in stocks could be partially credited ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The bulls came to life this week taking some control after a bear dominated October. Three positive trading days in a row pushed large caps stocks up more than 2% and small caps up more than 4%. Stocks bounced back from a poor start Monday and the momentum carried through to Thursday and even into Friday morning. Earnings reports and an apparent ease in trade tensions between China and the U.S. kept buyers interested.

    The indices pulled back Friday after a strong October jobs report. ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The sell off in stocks resumed this week as the bears have had complete control of stocks this October. The pattern this week was two series of a sharp sell-offs followed by a rally the next day. In both cases the sell-off was more dominant than the buying that trailed. The net result was a loss of nearly 4% across major stock indices.

    It doesn't seem too useful as an investor to analyze why stocks are losing value suddenly. That just happens to be the case for now. Rather, one should ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks continued their volatile action throughout the week as indices are recovering from the recent sell-off. After a slow start Monday, stocks built some of their best gains in months mid-week. Those gains were all erased Thursday and by the close on Friday we were back where we started for the week in the S&P 500. Small caps underperformed large caps as the early gains in the S-fund turned into losses.

    Bonds were also down for the week and the F-fund lagged the other TSP funds with ...
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