Posts Tagged: TSP

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was another positive week for stocks that started off with the reaction to the prior Friday’s poor jobs report, an example of bad news is good news if it means potentially prolonged low interest rates from the Federal Reserve. From there we saw slow and choppy action through midweek until stocks rallied starting earlyRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was a harsh week for investors starting with a sell off into Monday’s close and from there we said goodbye to last week’s big gains. Wednesday’s losses were the greatest sting of the week as stocks fell sharply most of the day. Stocks leveled out a bit on Thursday however it was the fourthRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

  Stocks were green across the board for the week as investors celebrated the Feds policy statement Wednesday. The week started with a strong open on Monday gapping above Friday’s close of 2053 which couldn’t even fit of the chart. Stocks gapped down Tuesday and again Wednesday as traders were tentative about the Fed’s policyRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks had their third consecutive week of loss after a rising dollar hurts earnings for U.S.-based multinational companies whose products become more expensive overseas. The rising dollar also brought oil down to $44.84, another key factor affecting strength in stocks. Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns for the week ending MarchRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Investors were taking a breather midweek after sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to record closes on Monday and it looked as if we were going to see another flat week for stocks. However, stocks hit a wall on Friday and retreated after the strong jobs report was released as the bigRead… Read more »

Female Feds: What’s in Store for Your Financial Future?

By Abigail Reid, Writer-Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Recently, the Thrift Savings Plan examined gender differences in retirement saving among Federal employees. For the first time, we segmented data from our annual Participant Behavior and Demographics Report by gender, in addition to factors like age and length of tenure. Considering that March is Women’sRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap-Up

Stocks were mostly flat with volatility falling during the four day week, however Friday was taken over by the bulls who were able to push the indices to new highs after Greece secured a four-month extension to euro zone funding avoiding bankruptcy… for now. I guess that was good enough news to buy. Modest gainsRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was another solid week for stocks as we saw new highs in a couple of the TSP stock funds. Rumors of a debt deal for Greece, and oil prices staying above $50 a barrel were key components for the market. The rumors weren’t conformed but it was enough to keep investors buying. Oil aboveRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

It was a good week for stocks and TSP stock funds. Volatility continued as we saw large intraday swings but the bulls were able to take control and the indices are now flirting with breaking out to new highs. This is where the market has found trouble the last month so the battle will continueRead… Read more »

Checking in on Your Pocketbook

Woah, January! If you were watching the stockmarket last month you were in for a wild ride. The stock market was incredibly volatile last month. “Our Chief Investment Officer said in January there were 10 days where there were 100 points swings. It was a roller coaster,” Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs, Federal Retirement ThriftRead… Read more »