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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Ups

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  1. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks not only continued their 2022 sell-off this week, but they also accelerated it. All three TSP stock funds had their worst week so far. The S&P 500 (C-fund) had its worst week since March 2020. The S-fund continued to be the worst performer and lost 7.58% this week to completely erase 2021 gains plus more. The other option for TSP members was the G-fund and F-fund which gained 0.03% and 0.05% for the week respectively. Early rallies turned into selloffs late in the day this. Bulls have been ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    The weekly return for U.S. stocks weaved from losses, to gains, and back to losses through the progression of the week. Neither the bulls nor the bears could maintain control for very long. The S&P 500 started the week poorly but reversed mid-day to erase most of the early losses. The momentum carried into positive territory for the week while Jerome Powell spoke at the Senate confirmation hearing. Powell reiterated to the Senate the Fed's plans to combat inflation by using monetary tightening to ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    A fresh record in the S&P 500 Monday started off the new year but was followed by four days of losses. Some of those losses were small but some were significant like Wednesday's 1.93% loss. All the TSP funds outside the G-fund produced a loss for the week with the S-fund falling 4.23% to start the year. The Fed minutes came out Wednesday and investors got to see the urgency to tighten monetary policy in the FOMC meeting. Investors have been aware of the winding down of bond purchases and the plans ...
  4. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    It was a relatively un-lively week for stock in a year of great proportions. Large caps only saw gains two of the five days this week, but Monday's gains were enough to keep them in positive territory. Small caps did not have the same benefit and Friday's loss pushed into negative territory for the week.

    This week wrapped up 2021's market and it was quite a year. Below I'll give a chart of each fund's respective action this year. The C-fund outperformed by more than double the S and ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    What seemed to be another gloomy week for stocks after more than 1% losses on Monday turned into three straight days of gains leading up to the Christmas holiday. In those three days the C-fund gained 3.48% and reached its 68th record high of 2021. That was overshadowed by the S-funds 4.73% gain in those same three days which erased the S-fund's losses it had acquired in December. The rebound in action is building confidence in investors that the typical post-Christmas Santa Claus rally will take ...
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