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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    There is an apparent imbalance in the market. We had a busy week, but the day-to-day action did not seem to line up with the current events. Company earnings reports have been subpar, yet their shares are up, Jerome Powell was not a dove, but the market rallied during his press conference, and a January Jobs Report should have wiped out recession fears, yet the market sold off. TSP stock funds all performed differently through this confusing week. Leading the group was the S-fund
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The bulls reestablished their January dominance this week. The indices were up early in the week but pulled back early Wednesday, from there the buyers brought stocks to gains over 2% for the C-fund and 3% for the S-fund. The I-fund lagged the TSP stock funds but still managed a gain just short of 1%.

    I'm about to jump on a plane so I have to keep this short this week. However I put the charts together for you to see below. The common theme among the stocks funds is
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The C and S-funds had their first negative week of the new year, but a rally on Friday kept those losses under 1%. We had another four day trading week and the market had a lot to face. The market accumulated a pile of inauspicious economic data; low home sales, a decelerating Produce Price Index, and falling retail spending knocked the wind out of the optimism that gave the TSP stock funds their impressive start to 2023. The S&P 500 (C-fund) was down the first three days week that
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Buyers have had the advantage in the first two weeks of the new year. The lull of December has passed and January has so far held what many expected for the holiday trading. Two major economic data publications have helped fuel the January climb. Last week was the December Jobs Report, this week it was the December Consumer Price Index. Stocks were up for the week leading up to its publication on Thursday. That optimism by investors did not lead to a sell the news reaction when the
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks managed to produce a gain in the first week of the new year. It wasn't easy, both the C and S-fund were down for the week coming into Friday. The December Jobs Report saved the bulls in the short week. Job additions were higher than expected in the report, but the 223,000 jobs added were the smallest gain in a monthly report in over two years. But what really got buyers excited was the slow down in wage growth, which is thought to be a catalyst to rising inflation.

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