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Part of the TSP Talk family. I write the Weekly Wrap Up blog as well as a number of educational pages throughout the site.


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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on Today at 01:42 AM

Stocks were up to start the week but slipped quickly ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. When we typically see a strong buying sentiment among stocks, we saw weakness this year. But the real trouble came after Thanksgiving on Friday where stocks sold off more than 2% across the TSP stock funds. The sell-off was sparked by concerns of a new variant of the covid-19 virus found in South Africa that is thought to be more contagious than other forms. This poses a real threat to the global economy

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-20-2021 at 03:37 PM
Stock action was scattered day to day this week but there was an overall rotation from small caps to large caps. Investors now see the top large cap companies as the safe haven of the market. This keeps the large cap indices up but leaves a divide within them between the few heavy weighted companies and the rest. The S-fund lost 2.25% this week as investors retreated from general stocks. All while the S&P 500 chopped around throughout the week until establishing and holding onto its weekly gains

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Updated 11-21-2021 at 01:09 PM by TommyIV

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-13-2021 at 02:42 PM
Stocks broke out of their steady climb higher and produced negative returns for the week. It was an end to a five week winning streak for the C-fund. The losses came across the TSP stock funds, yet the funds came off their lows and showed resilience with plenty of reasons to pull back further. Investors are still eager to join the action of the last month and a pull back Tuesday and Wednesday gave them their entry point.

The S&P 500 (C-fund) ended an eight day winning streak Tuesday

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-06-2021 at 04:26 PM

Momentum, a strong jobs report, and a dovish Fed propelled the C and S-funds to new highs day after day. The C-fund was up everyday this week while the S-fund only had one day of modest losses. Momentum and positioning ahead of the FOMC meeting got stock indices rolling this week. The actual news out of the FOMC press conference was expected and the tone for future rate hikes was dovish. The Fed will start cutting it bond buying program by $15 billion a month at which rate would

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 10-30-2021 at 03:52 PM
Earnings and low volatility continued to do well for large cap stock indices this week. The S&P 500 (C-fund) produced its fourth straight week of gains and its 59th record close this year. Without the heavy weighted companies lifting large caps, small caps (S-fund) lagged this week ending the week flat and off its highs. The performance of small caps reflects the entire market a bit better than the large caps. Even the sectors of the S&P 500 were split in performance but the gains out of consumer

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