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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Uncertainty from a multitude of angles dragged U.S. stock indices down more than 4% for the week. A 90-day truce in the trade war between the U.S. and China over the weekend loosened up geopolitical tensions enough for stocks to open higher Monday. The good times were short-lived and investor anxiety returned Tuesday producing the greatest loss of the week. Geopolitical fears were tightened again Thursday after the arrest of China giant Huawei Technologies' CFO for allegedly violating sanctions ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks bounced back from the disappointing action surrounding Thanksgiving pushing indices into positive territory for November; a confidence booster following the worst month of the year in October. Trade negotiations and rising interest rates from the Federal Bank have been the top drivers of markets for some time now. This week investors celebrated an optimistic step in both. There are high hopes that a trade meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend will produce more certainty in the trade negotiations ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    It was the end of a six year streak of Thanksgiving week gains for the S&P 500. A rout in technology stocks brought down stock indices to start the week with the selloff in Apple leading the cause. This was on top of the added angst of an economic summit over the week that was labeled as anything but successful. Disagreements between China and the U.S. were critical issue for investors who have been dealing with the ups and down of trade discussion for too long.

    Some relief came Wednesday ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
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