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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Short term concerns overshadowed long term optimism to push large cap indices down after two weeks of gains. However small cap names became targets for moving money giving the S-fund more than 3% in gains. Large caps started the week with gains after another successful vaccine trial gave investors a light at the end of the tunnel. But it was the continuing record high new infections, landmark death counts, logistic concerns to how a vaccine would get transported that led large cap investors to take ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks manage to close at record highs after a turbulent week. The week started with a gap up to new highs after Pfizer reported a Covid-19 vaccine trials that were 90% effective. The euphoria did not last the whole trading day and the market gave back a good chunk of the gains back out of record high territory. The action that followed over the next few days came from a rotation out of the big tech stay at home names and into more economy sensitive sectors that have lagged since March. This week's ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    This week was another learning experience about following the obvious. The obvious was that this election was going to be a bumpy ride without a clear winner for president which would weigh down on stock prices. Stocks prices did not react in this obvious manner, in fact stocks had their best week since the comeback rally in April. Impressively the S&P 500 was up more than 1% for four straight days (M-Th). All this with the fate of our government in the air.

    Many shaped the market's ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stock indices had their worst weekly performance since the pandemic driven sell-off in March. Well here we are seven months later and the pandemic's potential effect on the economy continues to control the market. New cases are surging and the market's worst fear of more economic shut downs are beginning to manifest.

    If COVID was not enough to induce selling, there is more uncertainty of the outcome of the election next week than ever. Not only does the market carry the weight of a ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks took a loss this week following three consecutive weeks of gains. The previous week's gains were slim compared to those before so this week's losses were not a change in character. Stock indices spent Monday morning in positive territory and that would be it. A reversal sell-off Monday that was centered around concerns of stimulus negotiations in congress falling apart. This week was not all selling and in fact the S&P 500 added gains the last two days of the trading week.

    The ...
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