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July 28
S Fund Chart
by  United States Tomanyiron | 0 Comments

NOTE: This post will be about “CHARTS”. If you don’t care for “CHARTS”, stop reading now. Also it may be about “TIMING THE MARKET”. If you don’t believe it’s possible, then this is not for you.

The YTD chart below is of DWCPF (S Fund), it shows the three small pullbacks this year so far. The chart also shows the Bollinger Bands and BB width indicator. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at the bottom. My interpretation of the sequence is starting to repeat now. The size of the pullback I don’t know. Will it develop into a full-blown correction? I don’t know, however I’m preparing for the small caps and transports weakness to spread.
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July 26
is this year different for August and September?
by  United States tspforlife | 4 Comments

What are your thoughts about August and September this year?
Will both months get hit hard like recent years? Or the Trump rally
makes August and September 2017 different. Thanks for your views.

July 26
TSP Retirement Decision
by  United States hamergast | 15 Comments

Been out of the market for several years and kicking myself daily. 33 years in and planning to call it quits in the near future, somewhat depending on what our "friends" in congress do to our benefits. I have been following the daily seasonal data and I am very impressed which leads me to my question. Do you think it would be a bad idea at this point to get back into the market knowing that once I do retire I will need to draw from my TSP to maintain a decent life style? A GS 12 FERS pension 34 1/2 years including sick time and 600K in TSP.

July 26
Go Go!
by  United States mmmmmbeer | 14 Comments

Go I Fund Go.. Go!

That was pretty cool... was watching it about an hour or less ago and watched it jump like +0.30 in less than a minute.

July 24
The hacker
by  United States crondanet5 | 10 Comments

sent me a demand: surrender Dorothy or else! Skywriting of that demand was impressive.

July 24
by  United States crondanet5 | 0 Comments

so nice to see you actively making an IFT to the C Fund. Hope it works out for you.

July 24
Wifes new employer, Max out 401 or Employee Stock purchase
by  United States Timber82 | 8 Comments

So my wife is waiting on a job offer with a company (KForce NAS KFRCE).

I of course have dug deep into their retirement benefits to get all the information I could. So here are the offerings

401K offered, Company match is not defined and instead determined by the Board of directors at year end. Talking to some of my old college friends who work there they say it has averaged around 3%. Vesting schedule is a bit crummy (but makes sense from a business standpoint) you are not 100% vested until 5 years in.

Employee Stock Purchase plan - So in a rolling 3 month period the employee can purchase shares of stock commission free and at a 5% discount on the closing price on that 3 months rolling period.

So what do you think is the best path forward here, Max the 401K (18K) or try to contribute evenly to both or what? Any questions I should be thinking of asking, I assume the ESPP option is done post tax money, and I would be interested in finding what happens when/if she leaves this employer.

Ill keep reading through on what the options are and what funds are available to her in the 401K plan.

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   G Fund $15.3895 +0.01% +1.33%
   F Fund $17.9345 -0.11% +2.79%
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   S Fund $44.6969 -0.54% +9.03%
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AGG (F Fund)
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