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February 07
S&P 500 "C"
by  United States Scarfinger | 1 Comment

Snaffu commented recently about a ascending wedge formation on the "C" fund. I saw the same thing. What concerns me is that it broke below the wedge suggesting a continuation downwards. Also RSI/Stochastic are starting to turn over from overbought conditions.

I am eager to hear snaffu's views.
snaffu wrote:
If you're not in safe harbor yet.. the damage is mostly done already, so sit tight for next week.. If we break below last months lows, then bail... I'll go into why in next weeks posting.

Until then I thought I would put up a pic for your viewing pleasure.

Any end of day closing price in the yellow could be bad news. I also see a potential for a short term bounce up. It seems like all news is bad news right now.
February 06
Following seasonal, where do monthly contributions go?
by  United States Doc-Rush | 1 Comment

I'm trying to do a seasonal investment strategy and have been reading up here as much has I can on it. I understand that I make my IFT along with the seasonal advice the last trading day before the new month, but what do I do with my monthly contributions? They're currently at CSI:60-20-20 after being a buy-and-hold guy.

Sorry if this is obvious, I'm trying to digest a lot of info...


February 05
New to TSP. Seeking Advice from the Gurus
by  United States Venge | 20 Comments


I am obviously new to this site. I have been in the TSP for about 15 years. sadly, I just now become interested how this works.

My current TSP was mixed about 20%=I, 30%=C, 30%=S, 10%=G and 10%=F

I followed a similar L fund but changed it a little.
After reading multiple threads, what works, what doesn't, suggestions and what NOT to do..

would it be proper to move everything into G fund for February? I realize this is just advice.
Jan I took a 10k hit. That hurt. The stocks are still going down. Moving everything to a G fund for Feb and then back to C fund in March is my plan. What do you think? Would I lose too much moving it all thus reducing share value? I am trying to cut loss and rebuild now that I am watching

February 05
How to estimate your retirement needs
by  United States managingts | 2 Comments

This is a simple but good posts on how to estimate your retirement needs. A lot of us want to retire at some point in the future but many can't seem to start planning it.

Hope you find this post worth your time reading. ... e-5-steps/

February 05
Going Out On A Limb
by  United States Tomanyiron | 20 Comments

My forecasting says the Friday before Washington's Birthday will be a good day to submit an IFT to one of the stock funds (C or S).
OK, now go at it, why do you think I said that?
1- I think Washington was a good president.
2- snafu's "Mr. Perfect" sent me an email saying that.
3- The Lunar calendar is what controls stock prices.
4- That's about the time Cron is going to give up and capitulate.
5- You think it's because___________________.

February 04
Hello All
by  United States marine234 | 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, Finally got a chance to jump on here and give a shout out to you all and get my account set up. Been watching you guys for the past 2 months and learned some good and bad lessons along the way. My Fantasy account pretty much mirrors my real one. I retired from the U.S. Marines in 97, and have been working with the Feds for the past 9 years. Balance right now is about $86,000.00....Was $92,000.00 after a good move to the G, but then I made a bad move and bought into the S fund to soon and finally bailed so I could buy back in at a good price. Live and learn. Now waiting on the S to bounce "Hopefully" to recover some of the loss, then watching the F. Think I may do that for the rest of the year...jump in and out, hopefully to make up the 6G loss, plus some. Time will tell. I am setting my goal at 10,000.00 this year...we will see. Have about 8 years left till I fully retire and would like to make some money before I leave. Let it sit all those years in the L funds and I think I could have done better managing and making a few fund transfers. We will see. Any Advice is more than welcome. Take Care and Semper Fi

February 04
Are You Seeing a Glut in Everything?
by  United States Tomanyiron | 24 Comments

I have been noticing something in my everyday life. Every Saturday a yard sale on each block. Flea markets everywhere, and on Ebay, I can make offers 40% less that the “buy it now” price, and the sellers agree. Self-storage facilities all over the place. A lot of talk about oil, but in terms of supply and demand, there seems to be an oversupply of everything: labor, money, energy, commodities, goods, services, all kinds of stuff and people.
Is the formula for a growing economy now failing?
That’s all I got to say right now, I’m meeting someone to talk about buying some land to building a self-storage business. :wink:

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