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    Default F fund vs AGG

    The answer is likely on this MB somewhere. I looked at tsp.gov and couldn't answer the question. Don't have time to look more.

    How does AGG show a .29% gain and the F fund share price go down .2%?


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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    I am also getting tired of the AGG. TLT may be a better ETF to follow, but bonds were certainly strong yesterday. I'm not sure why the TSP did not pay off the F-funders.

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    It's called Barclay's Math.

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    Quote Originally Posted by PessOptimist View Post
    The answer is likely on this MB somewhere. I looked at tsp.gov and couldn't answer the question. Don't have time to look more.

    How does AGG show a .29% gain and the F fund share price go down .2%?
    the tlt 20yr+bond fund did show a .21% loss
    This is our question....Did tspgov switch index funds ?
    I sent a email to Tom so will will see...
    From the 11-19 breakout tlt fund is up 20% yes 99.30 to 120.90 !

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    Neither seem to be working for us. AGG is useless on a day to day basis, but it is much closer year to date than TLT. I guess I better go back to AGG as the lesser of two evils.

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    TSP posts daily prices. Why follow AGG?

    AGG and F are two different funds. There is no reason that they should give the same return on a daily basis. They both follow the same index, so over the long term they should have similar returns. But not day to day.

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    Quote Originally Posted by james_smith View Post
    TSP posts daily prices. Why follow AGG?
    Impatience. We all seem to like intraday estimates, whether it's to help us make our 12 noon ET deadline transfer decisions, or just because the market closes 3 hours before the TSP prices are posted.

    The C and S funds have been figured out. The I-fund can be as well, although with fair value it can be tricky at times. So why not look for something to help with the last fund, the F fund? The AGG has been about the closests we've found, unfortunately.

    The TSPLookup utility has done pretty good as well, but not everyone can run this at work.

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    Quote Originally Posted by tsptalk View Post
    Impatience. We all seem to like intraday estimates, whether it's to help us make our 12 noon ET deadline transfer decisions, or just because the market closes 3 hours before the TSP prices are posted.

    The C and S funds have been figured out. The I-fund can be as well, although with fair value it can be tricky at times. So why not look for something to help with the last fund, the F fund? The AGG has been about the closests we've found, unfortunately.

    The TSPLookup utility has done pretty good as well, but not everyone can run this at work.
    If you are looking at the fund and its not matching with agg, its probably because it received a dividend yesterday.
    The Technician (escapades at times as Carnac)

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    Didn't know that a bond fund paid dividends ?

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    Default Re: F fund vs AGG

    I just noticed that BND may be tracking our F fund better than AGG. This was apparent on Friday.

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