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  1. Holding Pattern, Cash Remains King

    by , 10-23-2011 at 05:13 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    No major changes to the allocations from last week, but then cash levels were high then and remain high now.

    Here's the charts:

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    The Top 50 reined in their stock exposure for the second week in a row. Last week their stock allocation was sitting at 21.54%, which is pretty conservative.

    Now it's lower.

    For the up coming week, the Top 50 lowered their overall ...
  2. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    by , 10-22-2011 at 01:08 PM (TSP Talk Blog)


    Breakout is a good sign,but short-term question marks

    Stocks rallied strongly on Friday turning what looked like was going to be a negative week into another positive one. The action comes as we head into an important weekend for the Eurozone as they continue to put together a plan to try to tame the debt crisis in Greece.

    For the TSP, the C-fund gained 1.14%, the S-fund added 0.44%, the I-fund slipped 0.44%, while the F-fund (bonds) was up
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  3. What's Trending in Government Customer Service

    by , 10-22-2011 at 01:01 PM
    News, strategies and trends for the week

    By's Alex Salta

    This series of articles on customer service in government is sponsored by Microsoft. Download a customer service planning guide at Microsoft Government today.

    In the wake of President Obama's April Executive Order directing all federal agencies to make improved customer service a top priority, service ...
  4. Options Expiration Ends With Big Gains

    by , 10-21-2011 at 07:17 PM (Coolhand's Market Analysis)
    We've broken out to the upside, but because it was on OPEX the breakout may be suspect. At least in the short term anyway, because it can create a deceptive market environment. But don't take my comments as either bullish or bearish, only that technicals can change once OPEX is over.

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    As we've been hearing most of the week, this weekend there will be a EU summit, the first of two, where EU leaders hope to craft a plan to address their debt ...
  5. Stuck

    by , 10-20-2011 at 11:08 PM (TSP Talk Blog)

    Stocks bounced around again yesterday and when the music stopped, the indices were mixed but the Dow's 37-point gain made it 11 straight days of down - up - down - up... closes.

    For the TSP, the C-fund was up 0.46% yesterday, the S-fund gained 0.34%, the I-fund fell slipped 0.06%, and the F-fund (bonds) gave up 0.04%.

    The S&P ...
S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)