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September 30
Is 9/29 F Fund Return Correct?
by  United States Tomanyiron | 1 Comment

AGG is only up +0.11%, but TSPCenter says F fund up +0.41% (closing price $16.5357) :?:
If it is true, that’s the largest one day bump for the F-ickle fund I have seen in a long time. And puts me back in the green for my 9/2 transfer. :mrgreen:

It must be another glitch because TSPGov says the closing price is $16.4889. :cry:




September 29
Did S&P 500 hit a market top (2011.36) on 18 SEP?
by  United States - Pennsylvania Sptms2086 | 11 Comments

It may turn out that the S&P 500 hit a market top (2011.36) on 18 SEP - we'll only know for sure if it did or not in hindsight. However, there is a very bearish divergence between the Russell 2000 small cap index and S&P 500 large cap index. Such a divergence may signal a declining stock market ahead. Any thoughts?




September 29
Ascending wedge reversal pattern in the making?
by  United States - Virginia TSP_MVP | 2 Comments

I haven't studied this pattern too much, but it looks like one is playing out on the SPY and it's more noticeable on the QQQ. Once the pattern plays out, there's usually a sharp decline that follows. More info on the pattern here: http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php? ... e_reversal

SPY Daily Chart:
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September 28
October market volatility
by  United States managingts | 3 Comments

Any thoughts on the possibility of having a more volatile market this coming October. I'm trying to figure out if I need to park my TSP back to G Fund in October.

Thank you.




September 27
Thank You
by  United States - California Evolution | 2 Comments

Over the past few years I have been privileged to work with TSP Center. Being able to continuously post positive gains is due to the help provided by each and every member of the TSP Community.

The time has now come for me to "pay it forward" and provide my own educational tool back to the TSP Community. Starting next Friday all of my future Interfund Transfers will be made on the TSP Evolution App located at http://www.tspevolution.com

If you would like to still follow me please pre-register on my site and I will make sure to set you up with an account by next Friday (03 OCT).

Thank you TSP Center for allowing me to have the ability to reach 1,000's of TSP Participants like myself!

Best Regards,
TSP Evolution




September 26
Bug/Enhancement Request - "Since Inception"
by  United States - South Dakota MakeMe$$$$ | 0 Comments

Frist...in all the years I have been here that feature never seems to look or work right so I hope this gets to King.

When looking at my or another user's fantasy TSP charts I would like to see an option/tab for "Since Inception" or "Since Joining" to quickly see the entire history of that chart. Sure would be easier than using the Date Range feature.




September 25
Investing During a Down Market
by  United States - South Dakota MakeMe$$$$ | 2 Comments

I recently decided to start my own investing starting with Vanguard Mutual funds. I feel comfortable with MFs vs ETFs/stocks/bonds because I am still investing on a monthly basis out of my retirement and they make that simple. I think going this route allows me to also study more while managing diversity. My wife and I have combined defined benefits exceeding $140K a year. I am just about to turn 60 and she is 56. We feel comfortable and have a positive cash flow just on our retirement but want to further build up our savings to cover long term care (she has LTC but I don't) and purchase of a home after we quit being full time RV travelers.

I just invested about $5000 into each of 4 MFs that give currently give me about a 57% bond and 43% stock mix. All 4 funds are indexed. They include the S&P 500, a life style conservative growth fund, a short term bond, and an income fund.

The stock mix is 89% large cap, 9% mid cap & 2% small cap. Roughly 12% of all that is international stocks the rest US.

Our goal is to add $1000/mo for at least 5-6 more years. I think that puts our time line out far enough to be smartly aggressive for at least 3 more years. I do want to bring my stock to bond ratio closer to 50/50.

So...to my point/question...

If the market does begin a long term slide I see 2 primary options since I can accept moderate risks.

1. Move most of my current money out of stocks but invest new money into stocks based on the lower prices. (This seems to be a big panicky at this stage.)

2. Leave most/all of my current money in stocks and invest new money into stocks. (I suppose I am hedging a bit on just how deep this downturn can be and not wanting to panic. This would also get me closer to my 50/50 goal.)

Is there another approach I haven't considered without getting into moving into ETFs or specific stock/bond recommendations?




 
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TSP Share Prices for Sep 29, 2014
    Close Day YTD
   G Fund $14.5357 +0.02% +1.74%
   F Fund $16.5357 +0.41% +5.04%
   C Fund $25.9535 -0.25% +8.70%
   S Fund $34.4327 -0.16% +2.26%
   I Fund $25.3208 -0.43% -0.95%
   L 2050 $14.7009 -0.03% +4.53%
   L 2040 $25.8760 -0.20% +4.20%
   L 2030 $24.3880 -0.17% +3.96%
   L 2020 $22.5738 -0.13% +3.57%
   L Income $17.2672 -0.04% +2.68%
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AGG (F Fund)
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S&P 500 (C Fund)
S&P 500 INDEX,RTH (^GSPC)

Wilshire 4500 (S Fund)
Dow Jones Wilshire 4500 Complet (^DWCPF)

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