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July 31
Are we currently in a Recession?
by  United States - California Evolution | 0 Comments

I believe this is the season when the “Best Traders” come out playing the volatility! What are your thoughts?

July 31
Power to move mountains and create valleys
by  United States - Florida chief04010 | 3 Comments

Wow, you can’t believe how much power I feel right now. I can make the markets have an almost 2% sell off just by moving 100% to the S Fund. I had no idea I had that much effect on Wall Street. :lol:

July 31
Seasonal approach and fortitude to do the IFT
by  United States Steamboat | 1 Comment

I’m into the down stretch of a five year self-imposed window for optional retirement and have likely been too conservative in my TSP fund choices (having missed buying opportunity during 2012). As I will be too young to withdraw from TSP when I retire, I am coming to the late conclusion that my five year window for TSP (which slides along, reducing my risk as I approach retirement) was started about a decade early. I will most likely retire and belatedly begin to attempt to grow my TSP via a seasonal approach (as there will be no further growth from contributions). I would appreciate some thoughts/advice from members of this forum that are retired and currently use a timed approach to grow their TSP.

How well has this seasonal approach worked out for you? Reading material or discussion threads or other forums you have found helpful?

I found I am always nervous to commit to the IFT and follow through on seasonal approach until it’s too late.

Does it get easier to follow through if you do fund transfers more frequently? Do you move everything or the gradual move approach (hard to do with only two IFT’s)?

Thank you for your time and thoughtful reply.

July 31
by  United States - Utah TSPTrader | 1 Comment

if it breaks the blue line we could see 1880

July 30
The crazyness needs to end
by  United States bad70nova | 11 Comments

This has been a really crazy month, seems the S&P 500 comes out of the gate strong and fast each day then runs out of gas. Wanting to switch to the G fund for Aug, but with the down turn this month i believe i may just have to ride out the storm and see what happens.
Just need 1 good day to get back to even this month come on i know it can happen.

July 30
Anyone Watching the Shanghai?
by  United States Tomanyiron | 5 Comments

($SSEC) China's version of the Dow Jones started rallying last week, and is up over 6%. It had been in a 5-year consolidation period. Are Chinese stocks about to rally? It has been a long time since I even looked at the I fund and I’m out of IFT for the month, so all I can do is look.
The Wall Street Journal web site is tricky, it may only let you look at something once without asking you to subscribe. ... _Video_Top
Chinese Stocks Take Off
“The Shanghai Composite Index jumped for a sixth day to the highest in nine months on Tuesday, bringing the gain to 6.6% so far in July and leaving the market in position to record its best month since December 2012. The index is catching up with a rally in Hong Kong that sent the city's main stock index to a three-year high last week.”

July 27
F fund
by  United States harmonicab | 2 Comments

Could someone please give a brief explanation of how the F fund could lose value? I don't understand how diversified investment grade securities could ever lose money. Thanks!

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