Posts Tagged: funds

Managing Government Funds

As kids we were beyond ecstatic when we heard that extra change jingling around in our piggy banks. We may have used the extra cash to treat ourselves, but the main goal was to keep as much money in the piggy bank as we could, for as long as possible. Unfortunately, government doesn’t function in… Read more »

Keeping Up with Your Retirement Funds is a Current Effort

We live in a world where we are concerned about the now. We tend to forget to think a bit more long-term than that next term paper or assignment. But we should think long-term about our retirement funds. Govies need to be aware of them and particularly what the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has to… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks ended the week on a down note, but overall it was a pretty good holiday-shortened week for the market and all of the TSP stock and bond funds finished with gains. Oil continues to be a drag but the ECB announced a $1.3 trillion QE package and the market loves easy money. Here are… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks bounced around quite a bit last week, and the trend was for strong morning action, followed by some profit taking later in the day, but when it was over, we saw respectable gains for the week. The situation in the Ukraine has investor’s on their toes, but the indices continue to climb that preverbal… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks rallied last week with some indices testing, and even breaking above, their December highs. Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns through Friday, February 14… The S&P 500 (SPY / C-fund)) filled its open gap from January (red), and the old highs are within a stone’s throw. Stocks may be a… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

After two weeks of consistent selling pressure, stocks finally produced a meaning rebound after Wednesday’s positive reversal day and strong follow-through on Thursday and Friday. Even a weaker than expected jobs report could not stop the rally, and the Dow gained 450 points from the low made on Wednesday. Bond and the F-fund also managed… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

If you like roller-coasters, you probably loved the action last week. We saw 4 out of 5 trading days with at least a 90-point move in the Dow. In January there were 10 days where the Dow moved 100-points or more, while in 2013 there was just one so, unfortunately for the bulls, 2014 may… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

The week started out with a steep sell-off with the Dow losing 179-points on Monday. There was a snap-back rally on Tuesday and into Wednesday, but by the end of the week the results were mixed. Bonds had another positive week and continue to lead the way in 2014. Here are the weekly, monthly, and… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

After a slow start to 2014, stocks rebounded last week and showed some resilience by not breaking down after the weak jobs report on Friday. The gains took the S-fund out of the red for the year, but the C and I-funds still show minor losses. The F-fund, last year’s dog, has been the early… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks pulled back last week as we hit a weak spot between the big jobs report and the typical late December Santa Clause rally. Historically, that’s typical so the question is, how much concern should we have going into this week after last week’s losses? We came into this past week following a big jobs… Read more »