Posts Tagged: TSP

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 preverbalRead… 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 aRead… Read more »

Is Your Retirement Safe During a Debt Ceiling Default?

Time is running short for Congress to raise the nation’s borrowing limit — the Treasury Department says it will run out of spending authority by Feb. 27. As the federal government keeps spending money it does not have without borrowing or printing more, the Department of the Treasury has announced that it will again beRead… 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 managedRead… 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 mayRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks tumbled toward the end of last week triggered by some weak data out of China and trouble with emerging markets. Add to that a Fed who is ready for another round of tapering of QE, and investors got a little spooked. Here are the weekly, monthly, and annual TSP fund returns through Friday, JanuaryRead… 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, andRead… Read more »

How did your retirement fare in 2013? What should you do in 2014? Insights on the TSP

New year, new financial priorities? Every year millions of American pledge to lose weight, hit the gym and save money. But retirement savings can be confusing and downright complicated, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is here to help. Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. SheRead… 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 earlyRead… 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 jobsRead… Read more »