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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.

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    The Top 50 shows a dip of -6% in stock allocations going into the new week for ...
  3. TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

    Stocks saw modest losses last week, but the upside trends remain intact. We're entering earnings warnings season so next week, the last week in March, tends to be a little bumpy.

    For the TSP, the C-fund lost 0.49% last week, the S-fund dropped 0.42%, the I-fund fell 1.48%, while the F-fund (bonds) added 0.22% and the G-fund was up 0.03%.

    TSP Weekly Wrap Ups
  4. Americans Accessing More News Through Mobile Devices

    The new digital landscape is changing the way digital natives get their news.

    Jack B. Winn

    Americans have more access to different forms of media than any other era--and the news media is struggling to keep up.

    According to the Pew Research Center's State of the News Media report, mobile devices are driving more eyeballs to websites, blogs, and other forms of media than newspapers ...
  5. Is the Roth TSP Right for Me?

    Do you want to pay taxes on the seed or the harvest? The soon to be available Roth TSP may provide you a significant tax reduction on your future income. Think of the original tax-deferred TSP as paying tax on the harvest. You get a tax deduction on your contributions, which can grow tax deferred while you are accumulating savings, but at distribution, the harvest (contributions plus earnings) will be subject to tax. The Roth feature in the TSP will be available during the second quarter of ...
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