Posts Tagged: TSP

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was a holiday shortened week with typical pre / post Thanksgiving activity. Volume was light but the bias was up. Post holiday trading can prove tough to analyze since there is a positive bias during the pre-holiday trading and there tends to be reversals after the holiday. So, does that mean stocks are dueRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks started the week with some selling but things turned around by Thursday morning; moving almost straight up after the Philly Fed Report which actually came in much weaker than expected. Investors saw this as a sign that the Fed will be less likely to taper their quantitative easing program any time soon as badRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

We started the week coming off the jobs report that triggered a big rally the Friday before. The stock market digested those gains for a couple of days and by the open on Wednesday it looked like we may see a bit of a pullback. But then the Janet Yellen confirmation hearings started, and theRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

We saw a breakdown in the stock market on Thursday that seemed to be a topping turning point. That is until we got the October jobs report on Friday morning and investors did an about face and bought on this news. The stock indexes improved their technical picture but they are not out of theRead… Read more »

What did the shutdown mean for your TSP – Plus Your Weekend Reads!

The 16 day government shutdown had many federal employees wondering what was happening in the Thrift Savings Plan. Would their accounts be affected? Could and should they take out hardship withdrawals to get through the month? Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The Board runs theRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

There was no budget or debt deal made in Washington last week, but that didn’t stop the market from reacting to the rumors. For those who like volatility, it was a week of big swings. Stocks were down sharply on Monday and Tuesday, stabilized on Wednesday with a positive reversal day, then they soared onRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride last week as there was little progress made in the budget negotiations. We had sold off into the Monday night deadline, but the market surprised a lot of folks by rallying on Tuesday. The back and forth continued and ended with a strong day on Friday. ThisRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks were mixed last week in front of the uncertainty of this Monday’s deadline for a continuing resolution to fund the government. Considering what is at stake, the market held up rather well, but as our TSP Talk Plus members saw this week, a shutdown hasn’t always been a bad thing for the market. HereRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks rallied sharply on Wednesday last week, after the Fed announced no tapering to their bond buying policy at this time . The bulls loved it, as you can see on the chart below, but we saw the indices give back some of the gains on Thursday and Friday. Here are the weekly, monthly, andRead… Read more »