Stocks rallied Monday which was a rebound after the sell-off the previous Friday; not all of Friday’s losses were erased but it was a plus for the bulls. However the Monday gains were erased Tuesday and the rest of the week contained choppy action with some gains on Thursday, as a result of weak economic data, to help keep stocks in positive territory for the week.
With a modest gain of 0.6%, the C-fund led the TSP funds for the week. The F and I-fund had losses for the week with the I-fund lagging with a 1.64% loss.
Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns for the week ending September 16th:
The SPY (S&P 500 / C-fund) was able to make it back above its 50-day EMA Monday but stayed below it the rest of the week after closing below it again on Tuesday. The open gap from the previous Friday’s open still lingers above but the index must get past its 50-day EMA. The June highs are not too far below the current price so they could be tested for support if the bulls don’t gain traction this next week. The C-fund had a gain of 0.6% for the week.
The Dow Completion Index (S-fund) spent the week crossing its 50-day EMA until it settle on it at Friday’s close. The index has an open gap just below its lows for the week as well as the open gap from last week. The S-fund had a gain of 0.21% for the week.
EFA (EAFE Index / I-fund) fell below its 50-day EMA Monday and broke back above it Thursday. The index opened lower on Friday though and the index closed just off of its 200-day EMA. The I-fund lagged the TSP funds this week with a 1.64% loss.
AGG (Bonds / F-fund) had a slight loss for the week but came back from its lows mid-week where it filled an open gap from June. There next open gap below is also from June so investors will keep an eye on that. The F-fund closed just below the support of its old trading channel giving it a loss of 0.11% for the week.
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