Help with TSP Calculator Strategy

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peabrain
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Help with TSP Calculator Strategy

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Hello All!

Newbie here. Going to try a strategy from TSP Calculator for the first time. Yes, a bit late as it is already February, but taking the plunge.

1st question. My paycheck contribution allocation is currently set up to buy C,S,I and L2050. For the strategy, should I be having my paycheck allocated to buy 100% of the whichever fund it will be in?

2nd question. My strat (113231) says to move to C on the 21st trading day (TD) in October. But there are only 20 TDs in Oct this year. So move on the last trading day?

Interesting note. Depending on how many days and holidays are in the month, and which day is the first of the month, you could have a range of 18-23 TDs.

Thanks in advance for reading. Good luck to us all this year!

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Re: Help with TSP Calculator Strategy

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peabrain wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:19 pm 1st question. My paycheck contribution allocation is currently set up to buy C,S,I and L2050. For the strategy, should I be having my paycheck allocated to buy 100% of the whichever fund it will be in?
That boils down to personal preference. It doesn't make much difference.
peabrain wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:19 pm 2nd question. My strat (113231) says to move to C on the 21st trading day (TD) in October. But there are only 20 TDs in Oct this year. So move on the last trading day?

Interesting note. Depending on how many days and holidays are in the month, and which day is the first of the month, you could have a range of 18-23 TDs.
When a month has fewer trading days than the strategy calls for, those trades at the end of the month occur on the last day of the month.

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peabrain
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Re: Help with TSP Calculator Strategy

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Thanks for the response! Very much looking forward to see how this year goes

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Fund Prices2021-05-07

FundPriceDayYTD
G $16.58 0.00% 0.43%
F $20.72 0.00% -2.27%
C $63.32 0.75% 13.24%
S $82.16 1.32% 10.72%
I $38.76 1.29% 9.51%
L2065 $13.84 1.02% 11.49%
L2060 $13.84 1.02% 11.49%
L2055 $13.84 1.02% 11.49%
L2050 $28.21 0.84% 9.30%
L2045 $12.88 0.79% 8.73%
L2040 $47.05 0.73% 8.19%
L2035 $12.44 0.67% 7.54%
L2030 $41.46 0.61% 6.91%
L2025 $11.77 0.48% 5.47%
Linc $22.89 0.23% 2.76%

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