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  1. Markets back open


    After a two-day closure, all markets are back up and running today.

    Any Interfund transfers completed between 12:00 noon ET on Friday, and 12:00 ET today (Wednesday), will be processed as of close of business on Wednesday, October 31, and the IFT will count toward your October transfer limit.

    Jobs report this coming Friday.

    Thanks for reading! We'll see you back here tomorrow. Happy Halloween!

    Tom Crowley
  2. Update Hurricane / TSP Message

    Updated message from the website...

    Due to Hurricane Sandy, the US markets are closed Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. Any transactions received after 12:00 PM on Friday, October 26, will be processed as of the close of business on the day the market reopens which is currently anticipated to be Wednesday (October 31st) at Wednesday's closing share prices.
  3. Stormy weather


    After bounding around most of the day on Friday, the Dow ended with a small 3+ point gain, but many of the other major indices saw modest losses.
  4. Cautious Rise in Stock Allocations

    Last week, the Top 50 increased their stock allocations by 13.6% from a modest 26.8% to 40.4%. That bullishness was rewarded with declines of 1.28% and 1.48% in the S and C funds respectively. This is on a week over week basis.

    The Total Tracker showed only a modest stock allocation increase of 2.95%, but their total allocation was a bit higher (46.75%) than that of the Top 50.

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    This week, ...
  5. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    After a sharp decline on Tuesday morning of last week, stocks basically treaded water the rest of the week. The bulls could not get a rebound going, but the bears couldn't keep the downside pressure on. We had a Fed FOMC meeting last week, some mixed earnings reports and economic data, and the ongoing presidential campaigns keeping things lively.

    Here are the TSP fund returns for the week of
    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
S&P 500 (C fund)
Dow Completion (S fund)
EFA (I fund)
Bonds (F fund)