Posts Tagged: TSP

TSP Investment Timing and the Retiree’s Dilemma

The stock market is up and the DOW stock market index has recovered from its low of 6629 in March of 2009 to over 15,000 recently. Interest rates and yields on CDs, treasuries, and savings have remained historically low. The government has artificially maintaining interest rates well below norm to stimulate the economy and toRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

After a roaring start last week, stocks peaked on Wednesday and finished with some wild intraday action and a rare weekly loss in 2013. We saw a mini-crash in Japan as the Nikkei lost over 7% in Thursday’s trading. This triggered a very weak open for our indices on Thursday morning, but buyers stepped upRead… Read more »

Breaking Down the TSP in April – Plus Potential Changes to Automatic Enrollment

April was another good month for the Thrift Savings Plan. How good? Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that every single fund was up in April. April’s Numbers: How Does the L-Fund Work? The L-Fund is made upRead… Read more »

How Did Your Retirement Fare In March – TSP Breakdown

Every month the DorobekINSIDER breaks down your Thrift Savings Plan. We want to know the funds faired, changes to your retirement process and trends in the funds. So did March match February’s gains? Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She told Chris Dorobek that March wasRead… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

The market had a little hangover earlier last week, after the big jobs report rally on Friday February 1. But a big reversal day on Thursday of last week, followed by a nice rally on Friday, and the market avoided its first losing week of the new year. Here are the TSP fund returns forRead… Read more »

Your Thrift Savings Plan: By the Numbers

2012 was a banner year for the Thrift Savings Plan. Funds across the board saw marked improvements. Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that the 2012 returns aren’t something you should wave a stick at. But before we getRead… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

After a very modest two day pullback on Wednesday and Thursday, stocks rebounded on Friday after what appeared to be a weaker than expected jobs report where we actually saw the unemployment rate move back up to 7.9%, and 157,000 jobs being added, which was slightly lower than estimates. But large upward revisions to theRead… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

The market’s relentless move higher continued as new highs were made on the S&P 500 every day last week. Earnings have been generally strong, except for Apple’s disappointment, and imagine the gains we may have seen in the indices if Apple was involved in this rally rather than tumbling and being the worst performing stockRead… Read more »

TSP Talk – Weekly Wrap Up

For the second week in a row, the S&P 500 bottomed out on Wednesday, then closed near the high of the week on Friday. I don’t know what the significance of that might be except that in market timing and technical analysis, we are sometimes just watching out for patterns because they tend to repeatRead… Read more »

TSP Talk – 11/24/12

Holiday weeks tend to have a positive bias, but what we saw last week was not typical. We saw big gains with nearly 4% returns in each of the TSP stock funds. The question now of course is, what will a post-holiday market look like? Here are the TSP fund returns for the week ofRead… Read more »