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dseery
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I Fund

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Can some of our more learned colleagues expound on the merits of being in I fund. 11 of the top 20 on the leader board are currently 100% in I. Many thanks! D
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TSPTrader
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Re: I Fund

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Not being on the top 20 :-(

If you draw a chart for all 3 funds (C,S,I) and based on EMA 9/20 and EMA 13/34 the I fund ($EFA) looks like going to see $65.
chart for $SPXA50R = Overbought (C fund)
$NASI = Overbought (S fund)

This morning the ECB held their ground on interest rates, with no change. Draghi's QE program extend it. He's going to keep the 80 billion a month until April 2017, and then he's going to extend the QE through year end, but at 60 billion. So it's extend and taper at the same time.

The frustration of watching a market run and not being fully invested in it and instead my return down 4% is making me mad/depress/mental exhaustion, so don't pay attention to me :-)

I have a large amount of money and I try to make some money, and KEEP the money I have by not letting Wall Street steal it from me. My chart tells me, and I hope I am right about this is not a "suck in the suckers and fleece them" rally, I will err to the side of caution and move to the I fund.

Good luck.

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dseery
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Re: I Fund

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Thank you for your comments TSPTrader:)
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Re: I Fund

Post by searight »

In my TSP I am trying to be somewhat diversified to make money, but not loose too much either. The main reason I have a stake in the I fund is that it is my hedge against a drop in the US dollar(Similar to a gold investment). So my philosophy is to invest in mostly C and S to maximize income and ride out the waves. Then put some in F since it goes up when the C and S go down, and some in I as discussed above. Never put anything in G, because I am not smart enough to guess the down turns precisely and G only keeps track with inflation.

C 30% S 30% I 20% F 20%

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Re: I Fund

Post by demon »

been in the I since I read this article. back in mid dec, haven't regretted it yet. thanks tsptrader

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Fund Prices2022-08-05

FundPriceDayYTD
G $16.98 0.01% 1.45%
F $19.05 -1.07% -8.80%
C $63.14 -0.15% -12.24%
S $67.93 0.74% -18.59%
I $33.31 -0.76% -15.55%
L2065 $12.78 -0.24% -14.10%
L2060 $12.78 -0.24% -14.10%
L2055 $12.79 -0.24% -14.09%
L2050 $26.41 -0.27% -12.04%
L2045 $12.13 -0.27% -11.26%
L2040 $44.61 -0.25% -10.41%
L2035 $11.88 -0.24% -9.47%
L2030 $39.88 -0.21% -8.47%
L2025 $11.54 -0.16% -5.76%
Linc $22.85 -0.12% -2.72%

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