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About TommyIV
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 11-28-2020 at 03:46 PM
The bulls held onto this week's Monday rally to close at record highs by the end of the short holiday week. Stocks opened up higher Monday after more positive vaccine news and the Joe Biden choice of Janet Yellen for the Treasury Secretary. Market participants are familiar with Yellen from her time as the Chair of the Federal Reserve where she was known for her dovish outlook and actions. Stocks continued to be bought into Tuesday and held pre-Thanksgiving. Volume was light for the last trading

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-21-2020 at 02:38 PM
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

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-14-2020 at 03:43 PM
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

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TSP Talk: Concerns of lockdowns lead to a broad sell-off in stocks.

by TommyIV on 11-13-2020 at 02:52 PM

Stocks depressed Thursday with concerns of the economy's recovery following a couple days of choppy action. Investors took some profits after the excitement in stocks through the election and the vaccine trial news. In retrospect profit taking seemed inevitable but we all know the market doesn't always play with logic.

Investors are looking past the step towards a vaccine and stimulus package to focus in on the short-term. New Covid-19 cases are consistently at or around record

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

by TommyIV on 11-07-2020 at 05:53 PM
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

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