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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

    Dynamic action in stocks kept traders guessing with a shaky start to the week leading to new highs in large cap indices. A weak start to the week was credited to more anticipated trade tensions with China. This set up a buying opportunity for dip buyers when actual new came out Tuesday. A broad rally Thursday pushed the S&P 500 to new all time highs.

    Solid gains were produced in large cap stocks despite being more negatively affected by additional tariffs. Small caps did have a positive ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up


    The dip buyers went to work this week after a poor start to September. Stocks were up early and were able to build from there despite negative headlines like Hurricane Florence, but the lack of trade news gave the bulls a reason to put money to work, that is until Friday when a mid-day Chinese tariff headline pushed the indices down temporarily. All in all the S&P 500 produced gains everyday this week after losing value everyday last week. So we are back to where we started this month as
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  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks fell the first week of September erasing some of the late success in August. The S&P 500 produced a lower high each day and ended the week not far from its lows. Additional tariffs on China were thrown out there by the Trump administration this week which gave some traders a reason to sell after the uncharacteristic upside action for this time of year. The monthly jobs report came out Friday with more jobs added than expected and an increase in wage growth. The positive numbers for the jobs ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The bulls had control during the last week of August. We saw mostly one way buying action for the first half followed by weaker action the last days of the month. New highs were hit in the stock indices with credit given to celebrated trade headlines but the counter negative trade headlines were unable to match the effect. Volume has been light as the summer wraps up but it seems the bears are the ones extended their vacations.

    Both the C and S-fund were short of a 1% gain for the ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks began the week with a higher open on Monday. Thereafter, the S&P 500 remained above last week's close but action was mixed intra-week as we've been used to lately while indices are trading near their highs. Stocks jumped higher Friday following Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's message that the Fed plans to keep the rise of interest rates gradual despite the heat of the growing economy. Investors jumped into stocks and the S&P 500 broke into a new high to end its longest streak without reaching ...
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