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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up



    Stock prices got a boost from Jerome Powell this week. A post-holiday hangover along with protests in China over zero Covid policies deflated stock prices early in the week. Both the C and S-fund were down more than 1.65% by the end of Tuesday. Investors had their sights on Jerome Powell's speech on Wednesday. The Fed Chairman isn't known for being accommodative to stock markets, so buyers were not lining up to be exposed before he spoke. But Powell did say what the market wanted
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  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Seasonal bias went in the bulls' favor as expected. It was a typical low volume week that started slow and a bit directionless Monday. But the gains for the week were really put in motion on Tuesday when prices rose mostly uncontested all day for stock indices. Volatility picked up Wednesday, but the bulls reclaimed lost gains by the end of the day. The shortened trading Friday was quiet, and the price range was the smallest we've seen this year.

    So, with momentum still on the bulls' ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks were down this week but with the previous Friday's action lumped into this week due to the TSP being closed, the C and I-fund recorded gains for the week. That was not the case for S-fund who had averaged out about even for the week going into Tuesday. The indices were looking to be building on the previous week's late momentum, but instead pulled back mid-week. Wednesday and Thursday's action pulled the indices down enough to keep the prices away from the weekly highs. Yet there was some ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up



    Inflation in the U.S. is cooling. Or at least that is what the latest Consumer Price Index suggests. The year-over-year price increase for the CPI report from October 2021 to this October was 7.7%. Not great, not ideal, but in the right direction from the 8.2% expected. Inflation is still high but the lower-than-expected report ignited hopes that the Federal Reserve will moderate its rate hike plan. The Fed had suggested a possibility of slowing its pace in the previous FOMC meeting
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  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The Federal Reserve brought volatility this week as promised. The first half of the week was anticipation for the FOMC meeting. There were expectations the Fed would show a softer side, but indices slipped heading into Wednesday as with expectations usually comes disappointment. The FOMC policy statement went public late Wednesday, and the initial reaction was an instant rally after it seemed the Fed was planning on slowing its rate hikes as soon as the next meeting in December. But Fed Chief Jerome ...
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