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  1. Bears put on some pressure


    Stocks pulled back yesterday making it 5 of the last 7-days that they have closed in negative territory. After being down over 120-points, the Dow did make a comeback effort late in the day but still lost 72-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.47% yesterday, the S-fund fell 0.57%, the I-fund lost 0.76%, and the F-fund (bonds) slipped ...
  2. A day of rest

    Stocks tried to add onto Monday's big gains yesterday, and they hung on pretty well most of the day, but a late decline took the indices into the red by the close. The Dow lost 44-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was down 0.27% yesterday, the S-fund fell 0.58%, the I-fund lost 0.30%, and the F-fund (bonds) gained 0.22%.

  3. How can you tell when you're in a bull market?

    Stocks rallied sharply yesterday after Ben Bernanke stated that he is committed to low interest rates low in an effort to keep the jobs market growing. The Dow gained 161-points.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 1.40% yesterday, the S-fund gained 1.61%, the I-fund made 1.40%, and the F-fund (bonds) added 0.02%.

    So how can
  4. Will March go out like a lion or lamb?

    Stocks moved moderately higher on Friday as the Dow gained 35-points and the S&P and Nasdaq saw similar modest gains. There was some concern over weak housing data plus we are now heading into earnings warning season.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.31% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.78%, the I-fund made 0.20%, and the F-fund (bonds) added 0.13%.

    For ...
  5. Dip in Stock Allocations

    First, I'd like to thank everyone for your support. It means a lot to me knowing I have many friends out there. This blog has been a tremendous learning experience for me and certainly not one I'd call easy so your expression of support was very meaningful.

    Let's take a look at this week's tracker charts.

    Roth IRA... a good time?-top-50-fund-allocation-jpg
    Roth IRA... a good time?-2012-top-50-trend-jpg

    The Top 50 shows a dip of -6% in stock allocations going into the new week for ...
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DWCPF (S Fund)
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EFA (I Fund)
iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
AGG (F Fund)
iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG)