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VirginiaBob
12-04-2006, 08:44 AM
Question on the weekly tracker. Does the TSP Long Term Allocation refer to the aggressive one?

tsptalk
12-04-2006, 09:56 AM
Question on the weekly tracker. Does the TSP Long Term Allocation refer to the aggressive one?Yes. That's because the moderate and conservative approaches are not looking to maximize gains like the aggressive approach. Capital preservation becomes the focus.

rokid
12-27-2006, 08:47 PM
I'll be out of town until 2 Jan. I'll submit the 2006 tally when I return.

Happy New Year!----Rokid

tsptalk
12-29-2006, 08:33 PM
TSP Timing Newsletter (RevShark) return through 12/29/06:

December: +0.34%
Since Feb 1 inception: +10.88%

tsptalk
12-30-2006, 08:48 PM
Congratulations to FundSurfer for generating the highest return in 2006 with a gain of 24.40% !

It was a close battle as there were full and partial year returns from a handful of members over 20%.

Pointman actually ended up with a higher return but he didn't start getting tracked until the end of March. Very impressive!

We'll get the full tally when Rokid returns after the holiday. Nice job!

Tom

mlk_man
12-30-2006, 09:55 PM
Congrats FS. How did SystemTrader end up?

FundSurfer
01-01-2007, 07:59 AM
Milkman, he beat me by like 3%. I should have gone and stayed 100% I-fund in October when I was ahead of it, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Wheels
01-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Props to Fivetears, Georgiagal, and Pointman. All had a solid year last year and are starting this year off on the right foot as well.

tsptalk
01-20-2007, 05:06 PM
Congrats to the top 2006 accounts! I was planning on sending the top 3 or 5 returns something for their achievement but I decided to go with the 7 accounts that were over 20%.

1 - Fundsurfer 24.40%
2 - Griffin 23.86%
3 - Mayday 22.23%
4 - Showme 21.81%
5 - sugarandspice 21.77%
6 - Georgiagal 20.96%
7 - FiveTears 20.23%

I'm going to get something like shirts, hats, or something else cool ordered once I get a final version of the new logo all set. It may take a few weeks to get that logo and an order for the merchandise completed. I'll contact the winners via PM once they are ready.

Thanks,
Tom

Birchtree
01-20-2007, 05:14 PM
It just goes to prove that woman sense is darn good sense. And she is not starting out in the deep wet well like some other previous leaders.

tsptalk
01-20-2007, 06:43 PM
My guess, and I hope I'm wrong for their sake, is that the ones who did well last year, and started well this year, have remained aggressive the whole time in spite of market concerns. That worked well, but they will be hurt most IF (big if) the market turns south.

It's the ones who can change gears who will be rewarded in that case.

GGal
02-01-2007, 07:03 PM
G Fund F Fund C Fund S Fund I Fund
0.43% 0.00% 1.53% 3.14% 1.31%

I'm anxious to see how many beat what funds for January. Don't know if they will do the tally at 1/31 or at 2/2.

I believe I beat the C fund but certainly not the S fund, as of 1/31.

I just read above posts, and appreciate the offer of a reward, but truly I don't want anybody spending money on shipping anything, not to mention on the gift itself. I feel the other way, that I should be sending Tom and others gifts!

And yes, we are all trying to be careful this year. It would be a terrible tragedy to be beaten by the G fund at the end of the year.

GA

Griffin
02-02-2007, 08:32 AM
Look at what the situation was like last year at this time (rokids tally)

Rokid's Tally early Feb (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showpost.php?p=37447&postcount=8)

No one was beating the S or the I. You were the only one of last years top 7 to be in the top 20% at that time.

I personally was twice as far behind the S and I last year at this time compared to where I am now.

Don't be discouraged...It is the nature of the timer to slip behind the funds when they are making progressive gains. It's the sacrafice we make to not get walloped when the herd are riding their Ducati's into the valley.



I'm anxious to see how many beat what funds for January. Don't know if they will do the tally at 1/31 or at 2/2.

I believe I beat the C fund but certainly not the S fund, as of 1/31.

GGal
02-03-2007, 07:48 PM
You Guys, 3+ and 4+% in a month that had Wall Street scratching it's head!

You can do it the rest of the year!

Unbelievable. I'm so impressed.

GA

Wolverine
02-03-2007, 08:33 PM
The 3-4% a month is what I would like to do also.

That is really making things happen and staying in the game.

It is great to be able to see people who make this happen and that means it is there for the taking if I can keep a handle on things.

Thanks to all.

VirginiaBob
02-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Just remember that 3-4% in one month does not mean 3-4% every month.

Rod
02-03-2007, 08:40 PM
Just remember that 3-4% in one month does not mean 3-4% every month.

Sure it does...;)

Wolverine
02-03-2007, 08:43 PM
Yes, I do understand that about the per month figures. I should have stated that also. I would not expect it myself, but it is a figure I would like to keep shooting for in order to stay ahead. If I could stay above 2% it would be good also. This is a continuous learning process for me and being here now has opened my eyes.

Thanks to all

Nimrod1193
02-03-2007, 09:27 PM
Damn, I dropped from 16th to 79th and my account went up! :blink:

mlk_man
02-03-2007, 11:20 PM
Seems to me a lot of people don't remember or weren't invested in 2000-2002. Sometimes not losing anything is a good thing. The market can be very humbling. It can also make you look like you have a crystal ball at times. I know of one person who has had a good year so far, well, part of the year anyway, but last year he sucked all year. If you are into new music, check out Blue October's "Hate Me". They are from Texas....... :D

Rod
02-03-2007, 11:59 PM
I know of one person who has had a good year so far, well, part of the year anyway, but last year he sucked all year.

I believe that would be me!:cool:

I wouldn't say I sucked all year.

I was @ 4.48% in May before I lost my pants.:embarrest:

My lowest point was -6.52% (Jun 13)

I ended the year @ -3.27. (recovered 3.25% since Jun 13)

With YTD gains, I've made up 6.56% since Jun 13.

Still in recovery...:D

2EASY
02-04-2007, 12:03 AM
I just want to say this is a great site! I read most threads and I thank each of you for your input and for giving me the wisdom in deciding how to make my IFTS!

350zCommTech
02-04-2007, 12:12 AM
I believe that would be me!:cool:


With YTD gains, I've made up 6.56% since Jun 13.

Still in recovery...:D


I think he was referring to Tech.

As for your recovery, you are beating the I fund this year!:)

Rod
02-04-2007, 12:15 AM
I think he was referring to Tech.

As for your recovery, you are beating the I fund this year!:)

I'm glad I am.

But I'm going to miss out on this upcoming week... whatever it may hold!

It just may get ahead of me...

tsptalk
02-04-2007, 12:23 AM
Congratulations to the top 3 accounts in January 2007!!

Technician 4.34%
Nnuut 3.28%
Thunder5 3.13%

Please PM your shipping address if you are interested in receiving one of the monthly prizes.
Let me know if you'd prefer the TSP Travel mug or the laser pen... http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278

Thanks,
Tom

350zCommTech
02-04-2007, 12:24 AM
Damn, I dropped from 16th to 79th and my account went up! :blink:

I made 1.6% last week and I dropped a spot!:laugh:

350zCommTech
02-04-2007, 12:29 AM
Congratulations to the top 3 accounts in January 2007!!

Technician 4.34%
Nnuut 3.28%
Thunder5 3.13%

Please PM your shipping address if you are interested in receiving one of the monthly prizes.
Let me know if you'd prefer the TSP Travel mug or the laser pen... http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278

Thanks,
Tom

Once again, I came close but no cigar. I really want that laser pen.:)

The_Technician
02-04-2007, 09:45 AM
I made 1.6% last week and I dropped a spot!:laugh:

Nerve racking eh Z, good effort there, and congrats to Nnuut for doing so well himself, thumbs up to you Norman....u too Thunder....

Well its a humble pleasure from this keyboard to be leading the group once again. I wish you all will surpass me....that means I will do even better myself.......because I ain't holding back....guess Birchy was wrong to classify me as a major G fund member.....even though I have spent alot of time on the lilly pad. But that's what you do while learning.

The monkeys have been having a good time rollling with the Crystal Balls.....and they are fed very well.

So good luck to you all this week and further on.....lets keep on truckin'!

Low Ki
02-05-2007, 08:20 AM
Once again, I came close but no cigar. I really want that laser pen.:)

It is a mighty fine pen indeed. Battery life was a little shorter than I'd hoped, but still a very nice pen. :)

nnuut
02-05-2007, 08:40 AM
Nerve racking eh Z, good effort there, and congrats to Nnuut for doing so well himself, thumbs up to you Norman....u too Thunder....

Well its a humble pleasure from this keyboard to be leading the group once again. I wish you all will surpass me....that means I will do even better myself.......because I ain't holding back....guess Birchy was wrong to classify me as a major G fund member.....even though I have spent alot of time on the lilly pad. But that's what you do while learning.

The monkeys have been having a good time rollling with the Crystal Balls.....and they are fed very well.

So good luck to you all this week and further on.....lets keep on truckin'!
You know I learned a very hard lesson sence I've been posting at TSPTalk. Don't get too cocky when you're doing well because the Gods of luck will turn you over to their Uncle Big Bad Luck. You won't hear any bolstering from me! Keep up the good work, I think I'll start following you? :cool:

VirginiaBob
02-09-2007, 07:51 PM
What do all the colors mean on Rokid's tracker?

tsptalk
02-09-2007, 10:14 PM
The colors represent the type of investment style each person has.


TSPers Investment Style
single-fund swing trade
single-fund concentrated
multi-fund swing trade
multi-fund diversified

See the botttom of the tally.

VirginiaBob
02-09-2007, 10:33 PM
what about the red?

rokid
02-09-2007, 10:48 PM
The red indicates the YTD return doesn't include the entire year. In other words, the TSPer started some time after the first market day of the year.

Note, this week's tally includes a second category of YTD returns that start after Jan.

GGal
02-09-2007, 11:09 PM
Is there a general TSP address or something where I can send a donation for your work rokid?

Thanks
GA

rokid
02-09-2007, 11:15 PM
GeorgiaGirl,

Thanks, but no thanks. I enjoy seeing how everyone does - returns and investment style.

Keep up the good work. You're starting 2007 the way you finished 2006 - at the top.----Rokid

ebbnflow
02-09-2007, 11:16 PM
GeorgiaGal, a tip jar for members! mmm...

GGal
02-11-2007, 08:05 PM
I see from this week's Tally, Nutt and Rod are definitely most improved from last year!

Is this because their particular style is better suited to the current market conditions?

Or have they changed gears?

Answers, please.

GA

FundSurfer
02-11-2007, 08:44 PM
Rod was in G-fund for a big chunk of last year while deployed. He got stuck with the drop in May.

nnuut
02-11-2007, 09:43 PM
I see from this week's Tally, Nutt and Rod are definitely most improved from last year!

Is this because their particular style is better suited to the current market conditions?

Or have they changed gears?

Answers, please.

GA
GaGal, when I read your post it really made me think about what I'm doing differently this year. Last year I was lucky enough to miss the May dive into the dirt. I think that made me overly cautious which drove me in and out of the markets when they were really in an uptrend, should have been in when I was out. Ended up between 11% and 12% should have done much better, like you. I follow the chart channels a lot more this year, up, down, up, down, if all of the other conditions are upbeat and funds are at the bottom (where ever that is) of their channel I'm in. I pay a lot of attention to energy, Economic Calendars (that's a big one) the dollar effect on the "I" fund etc. In other words I've been lucky but it seems to be working better for some reason. Just luck GaGal, no real system, just watching what's going on every day. I'm sure I won't be in the top 10 much longer, there are some really sharp traders on this web site and they will be leaving me in the dust before long.:suspicious:
Norman:D

GGal
02-17-2007, 12:59 PM
Congrats, Tech.....looks like the Monkey Bar is paying off!

Maybe you can lead me to 30%? I did the calc's at TSP.gov, and with 30% a year for the next 7 years, I can retire in grand style and also leave huge trusts to my two beautiful daughters.

I am amazed by you and others here. You know there's some young upstarts that are going to be nipping at your heels soon! LOL!

GA

Wheels
02-17-2007, 01:40 PM
I see Trader Fred is in 137th place. Heck, if I were in the Tally even I would be doing better than that (albeit not by too much). Fred is going to have to make a move here pretty. From where I am sitting, his "system" is looking about as reliable as Tom's, EbbnFlow's, Mlk's, mine, or anybody elses

FundSurfer
02-17-2007, 02:30 PM
Its a long term thing. It wouldn't be fair to judge anyone on a few weeks.



I see Trader Fred is in 137th place. Heck, if I were in the Tally even I would be doing better than that (albeit not by too much). Fred is going to have to make a move here pretty. From where I am sitting, his "system" is looking about as reliable as Tom's, EbbnFlow's, Mlk's, mine, or anybody elses

ebbnflow
02-17-2007, 03:13 PM
Wheels, I'm with FundSurfer on this one. I'm pretty sure Trader Fred still feels confident about his system. Same here, and even though my horse stumbled out of the gate early this year, I won't be satisfied with less than a +30% return. I can remember a couple years back when people here would be patting each other on the back for getting a 10% return. I don't think that would fly anymore at this stage. Last year's old and new TSPTalkers have raised the bar for good. Onward and forward, TSPTalkers! :)

tsptalk
02-17-2007, 03:14 PM
I see Trader Fred is in 137th place. Heck, if I were in the Tally even I would be doing better than that (albeit not by too much). Fred is going to have to make a move here pretty. From where I am sitting, his "system" is looking about as reliable as Tom's, EbbnFlow's, Mlk's, mine, or anybody elses
Yup. It dropped from #22 to #137 since that last buy and sell signal. I'm glad this is a marathon and not a sprint.

On a positive note, the TSP Talk Longer Term Inactive account is 9th (+4.75%) this year after finishing 11th (+19%) last year.

FUTURESTRADER
02-17-2007, 03:20 PM
Wheels, I'm with FundSurfer on this one. I'm pretty sure Trader Fred still feels confident about his system. Same here, and even though my horse stumbled out of the gate early this year, I won't be satisfied with less than a +30% return. I can remember a couple years back when people here would be patting each other on the back for getting a 10% return. I don't think that would fly anymore at this stage. Last year's old and new TSPTalkers have raised the bar for good. Onward and forward, TSPTalkers! :)

30%!!?? ...you do that and you buy the champagne :)

Rod
02-17-2007, 03:31 PM
Yeah, it's wayyyy too early in the game to begin judging anyone's return or system. I'd say that should come on Jan 1st for the previous year!;)

This past week was a prime example of how folks can quickly climb or fall on the tally. Next week will once again shake things up.

I'm very comfortable with my return because it's the best I've been at this early in the year.

Previous years:

2006: +1.99% on 16 Feb

2005: -.10% 0n 14 Feb

No tracker for 2004 or earlier although I could probably back-date some. I began the TSP when it became available to the military. But, I did not begin to actively trade until I found TSP Talk in Jun of 2004.

God Bless:)

Birchtree
02-17-2007, 03:45 PM
I stand by my system just the way Trader Fred does his - and when he does a rolling flip flop back to the buy signal - I'll still be standing stationary with my system. I do hope I can get some dynamism this year.

The_Technician
02-17-2007, 07:07 PM
Congrats, Tech.....looks like the Monkey Bar is paying off!

Maybe you can lead me to 30%? I did the calc's at TSP.gov, and with 30% a year for the next 7 years, I can retire in grand style and also leave huge trusts to my two beautiful daughters.

I am amazed by you and others here. You know there's some young upstarts that are going to be nipping at your heels soon! LOL!

GA

You just keep watchin thisaway girl......I'm not worried about the young guns....they are really gonna have to put it out to do better than this old boy....;)

GGal
02-17-2007, 07:13 PM
You just keep watchin thisaway girl......I'm not worried about the young guns....they are really gonna have to put it out to do better than this old boy....;)


HotChow! Let's go!

GA

The_Technician
02-17-2007, 07:28 PM
HotChow! Let's go!

GA

Sureee thing babe!!!

GGal
02-19-2007, 08:41 AM
I checked out 2006 Tally, and noted ya'll had fabulous returns for partial year.....do you know what your full year return was?

Thanks
GA

mlk_man
02-20-2007, 10:24 AM
Rebuttal time. I wasn't going to because I feel like it just goes in one ear out the other all the time, but I figure since Mr. Wheels is attacking my system, I figured I would post actual facts, not crystal ball hocus pocus.

My YTD to return for 2005 was 11.62%. BTW, all this can be checked on the past tally charts. This was not a full year return but about a 6-month return because of a little "vacation" time out I received. I also had the highest 4th quarter return that year. My last 6-month return was in the top ten. The L2040 returned 7.91% that year.

My YTD return for 2006 was 13.03%. Again, my tracker was reset around mid to late July because of my challenge with Techy. My 4th quarter return for that year was in the top 10 and my 6-month return would of been also if I had been tracked long enough. Techy stop posting on 11\02\06. As of the end of Oct his return was 5.96% and mine was 6.56%. This was for a little over 3-months. Over the next two months I gained 6.47%.

This year my current return is .71%. This includes a disasterous one day of greed in the I fund when it lost 2.01% on that particular day. My system told me to get out the day before and I even posted this: http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showpost.php?p=70676&postcount=2237

Not factoring in that day, my return would be 2.72% and this includes two missed opportunities because of divergent data. I have since added another indicator and believe this will help moving forward if it happens again.

So anyway, if spending most of 2005 and 2006 in the top ten represents a failed system, then that's what I have. Just follow techy and you'll be fine.

BTW, I hope you didn't follow him today..........................

Tom, I honestly don't know how you do it. This is obviously a "what have you done for me lately" type board...........:rolleyes:

Wheels
02-20-2007, 12:18 PM
since Mr. Wheels is attacking my system, I figured I would post actual facts,

First of all I don't see where I was "attacking your system". The point I was trying to make is that no-one here has a system that has consistently rocked. By rocked, I mean has beaten or come close to beating not just the C fund but all the funds. By consistently I mean two years or more (preferably more). Even your claims don't really measure up. All 3 stock funds beat you last year and you beat only the C the year before that.

I don't have a system. I watch the fundamentals. I mix in a small amount of technical analysis. And I let those drive my intuition (I try to keep emotion out of it but it is not always possible). From 2003 until September of last year it served me very well. I beat the C in every year since 2003. However 2003, was the only one of those years that I beat all the funds. Since September of last year, I am getting my butt kicked. The S and I are up over 12 and 14% during that time. Even the lowly C is up over 10%. I am up about 5% during that time. That means in 5 months I've left over $50,000 on the table.

Every time somebody mentions that they have a system, I try to be very open minded. I hate leaving that money on the table. I would love nothing more than for someone on here to come up with one that consistently beats a majority of the funds. Trader Fred was the most recent entry in the field. He is failing miserably as far as I can tell. Everybody chimed in and said give it time, it's a marathon, not a sprint. I've given it all the time I can afford.

P.S. And no, I won't following Techy either.

mlk_man
02-20-2007, 12:30 PM
You basically said it wasn't reliable, I said it is. Nuff said.

My returns were for 6-months, not the full year. The only fund to beat me during those times was my beloved I fund..................

350zCommTech
02-20-2007, 12:39 PM
You basically said it wasn't reliable, I said it is. Nuff said.

My returns were for 6-months, not the full year. The only fund to beat me during those times was my beloved I fund..................

Nevermind, found it.

Wheels
02-20-2007, 01:21 PM
You basically said it wasn't reliable, I said it is.

I'll get back to you in a year or so.

mlk_man
02-20-2007, 01:41 PM
I'll get back to you in a year or so.

If you're lucky and I'm still here............:p

GGal
02-22-2007, 08:25 PM
By my calculations, as of tonight (2/22/07), I am up for the week by a whopping .1%.

Yes, 1/10 of a percent.

That should push me down a ways on the upcoming tally as of close tomorrow! Teach me to think!

GA

nnuut
02-22-2007, 10:32 PM
You will be ahead of me, but I haven't given up yet!:rolleyes:

The_Technician
02-23-2007, 07:44 AM
I checked out 2006 Tally, and noted ya'll had fabulous returns for partial year.....do you know what your full year return was?

Thanks
GA

if you were referring to me GA, no, but this year is going to be far better....

GGal
02-24-2007, 07:38 AM
I've been trying to open Rokid's Tally Sheet all week on my computer. I just get a blank screen. Same thing if I try to open any the prior week's.

What is wrong with my computer? It has not been doing this.

I opened 2/16 at the office yesterday, no problem.

Thanks
GA

Show-me
02-24-2007, 07:54 AM
I just did it. Try rebooting your PC.

The_Technician
02-24-2007, 08:04 AM
I just reviewed the tally, u know what, I am really upset that I had the indications to buy the I this past week and the previous week or so ago when it went 1% up.....for a total of 2% between them.....I was just too unsure of the market to get in them......that's bothersome in some respects.....and I'm going to have to get more faith.....later on....

Rod
02-24-2007, 08:18 AM
I just reviewed the tally, u know what, I am really upset that I had the indications to buy the I this past week and the previous week or so ago when it went 1% up.....for a total of 2% between them.....I was just too unsure of the market to get in them......that's bothersome in some respects.....and I'm going to have to get more faith.....later on....

But you know what? You were simply being just as cautious as a lot us have been on (I) since it is topping.

It's only a matter of time before May/Jun 2006 repeats itself, then L@@K out!

The_Technician
02-24-2007, 08:29 AM
But you know what? You were simply being just as cautious as a lot us have been on (I) since it is topping.

It's only a matter of time before May/Jun 2006 repeats itself, then L@@K out!
My monkeys have done even better, I haven't learn to trust them totally because of the high market.....

GGal
02-24-2007, 08:51 AM
Everybody's doing great.....the question is, who is the most improved since January.

Is it KnotGuilty?

Tech, everybody is nippin at your heels like little Pac Men. Remember Pac Man, or you are too young?

GA

The_Technician
02-24-2007, 08:55 AM
Everybody's doing great.....the question is, who is the most improved since January.

Is it KnotGuilty?

Tech, everybody is nippin at your heels like little Pac Men. Remember Pac Man, or you are too young?

GA

Oh yes, grew up with them.....let them nip away.....I think the board has learned alot about the funds since last year and its showing.....G fund this week sure surprised me, did it U???

GGal
02-24-2007, 09:07 AM
Hey, how'd you go up almost a whole %, sitting in the monkey bar?

They have me up .22% for the week......I calculate me up .1%. (based on increase in my money from COB 2/16).

Let me go back and recalc.

GGal
02-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Hey, how'd you go up almost a whole %, sitting in the monkey bar?

They have me up .22% for the week......I calculate me up .1%. (based on increase in my money from COB 2/16).

Let me go back and recalc.

I recalc me, and got .2078%.....close enough.

And I call myself a CPA.....geesh.

GA

The_Technician
02-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Hey, how'd you go up almost a whole %, sitting in the monkey bar?

They have me up .22% for the week......I calculate me up .1%. (based on increase in my money from COB 2/16).

Let me go back and recalc.
Its the Crystal Balls....they are magical....but everyonce in a while I do take a break from the Monkey Bar and fool around with the Snake and myself fund....even caught a bit of the G string sitting here a few days this week.....I sure want to get aggressive but I'm holding it back due to above mentioned reasons like everyone is doing....i ran i ran i ran.....Admadinijad or whoever needs to watch their lips, we might just send in someone to take them off of his face while he's sleeping....:nuts:

GGal
02-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Its the Crystal Balls....they are magical....but everyonce in a while I do take a break from the Monkey Bar and fool around with the Snake and myself fund....even caught a bit of the G string sitting here a few days this week.....I sure want to get aggressive but I'm holding it back due to above mentioned reasons like everyone is doing....i ran i ran i ran.....Admadinijad or whoever needs to watch their lips, we might just send in someone to take them off of his face while he's sleeping....:nuts:


I see. You made 15 cents a share just by sitting in S for effectively one day! You dawg.

GA

The_Technician
02-24-2007, 09:12 PM
I see. You made 15 cents a share just by sitting in S for effectively one day! You dawg.

GA
Yeah, and if I went ahead and jumped on the I .....it would have been another 16 in one day.....but that didn't happen, so I'll go ahead and call myself CHICKEN!!!!:sick: And to think I saw the I a buy two days earlier....I shake my head....:mad:

An now we have to consider next week right.....there ain't no telling whats going to happen, but at the moment, I don't like it.....

GGal
02-24-2007, 09:56 PM
Rokid, who is most up for February? I think it is KnotGuilty and want to applaud him!

GA

rokid
02-25-2007, 05:03 AM
KnotGuilty and Mama Kins are both showing the largest increase for Feb at +3.63%

tsptalk
02-26-2007, 10:05 AM
Congrats to the top 2006 accounts! I was planning on sending the top 3 or 5 returns something for their achievement but I decided to go with the 7 accounts that were over 20%.

1 - Fundsurfer 24.40%
2 - Griffin 23.86%
3 - Mayday 22.23%
4 - Showme 21.81%
5 - sugarandspice 21.77%
6 - Georgiagal 20.96%
7 - FiveTears 20.23%

I'm going to get something like shirts, hats, or something else cool ordered once I get a final version of the new logo all set. It may take a few weeks to get that logo and an order for the merchandise completed. I'll contact the winners via PM once they are ready.

I finally have a logo I like and will start the ordering process for these 2006 final tally prizes. Ironically, I ended up choosing the one in the top left corner. It's just a cleaned up version of the one I designed. After much back and forth, I didn't like any of the other designs that were presented to me. I apologize for taking so long. I'm normally a 'get it done today' control freak and I hate having to depending on other people. :toung:

Knot_Guilty
02-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Rokid, who is most up for February? I think it is KnotGuilty and want to applaud him!

GA


Hold off on the applauds as it may be a bit premature and may be more deserving elsewhere. There are still a few more trading days in February.

GGal
02-27-2007, 10:31 PM
Why is the Weekly Tally thread locked/closed? And who is that photo? That doesn't look like the photo of Tom that used to be there?????

Is this an act of terrorism?

GA

weatherweenie
02-27-2007, 10:41 PM
Why is the Weekly Tally thread locked/closed? And who is that photo? That doesn't look like the photo of Tom that used to be there?????

Is this an act of terrorism?

GA

Looks like Marky Mark, doesn't it? :laugh:

Show-me
02-27-2007, 10:51 PM
I hate to do this to you Tom. :D

"JUST JACK" from Will and Grace. First thing that came to mind.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0005003/

http://ia.ec.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/14/89/61/10m.jpg (http://imdb.com/rg/name-headshot/top_center//gallery/granitz/5085/Events/5085/SeanHayesa_Caulf_10087678_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Hayes,%20Sean%20(I))

Show-me
02-27-2007, 10:54 PM
Ok I'll stop now.

tsptalk
02-27-2007, 11:36 PM
"JUST JACK" from Will and Grace. First thing that came to mind.

Been told that before. :)

tsptalk
02-27-2007, 11:50 PM
And who is that photo? That doesn't look like the photo of Tom that used to be there?????
This current one is the result of running this site for three years. :blink:

weatherweenie
02-27-2007, 11:50 PM
Been told that before. :)

You put this pic, and the previous one side by side, and I wouldn't be able to say they're the same person.

What year was the previous pic taken?

tsptalk
02-27-2007, 11:56 PM
You put this pic, and the previous one side by side, and I wouldn't be able to say they're the same person.
I guess you're right. I never noticed how much I've changed....

http://www.tsptalk.com/images/hey_arnold2.jpg http://www.tsptalk.com/images/tom3.jpg

tsptalk
02-28-2007, 12:06 AM
Let me try from a wider view ...

And here's the old one? No?

http://www.tsptalk.com/images/tsptalk.jpg

Show-me
02-28-2007, 03:45 AM
Well at any rate, you clean up pretty well.

mlk_man
02-28-2007, 09:05 AM
The goatee's not doin' it for me. Maybe if you shave your head............:D

tsptalk
02-28-2007, 09:46 AM
Brittney beat me to it.

Wheels
02-28-2007, 11:02 AM
The goatee's not doin' it for me. Maybe if you shave your head............:D

Man Mlk, that cracked me up!!

GGal
02-28-2007, 07:07 PM
What a handsome fellow you've grown up to be! Dress shirt and tie make a difference, don't they. Clothes make the man, my husband says. When we married 5 years ago, I brought him to the country (he was city boy).....he wore coat and tie every day to the office. I worked on him. Now, to dress up, he wears Khakis. Otherwise, its jeans, a cap to cover his balding head. Oh, he drove a Lexus then.....now it's a big ole pickup truck. I waved my redneck stick at him. As he says, lowest common denominator wins.......

Now why is that other thread closed?

ga

tsptalk
02-28-2007, 07:21 PM
Now why is that other thread closed?
Which thread is closed?

GGal
02-28-2007, 11:06 PM
Which thread is closed?

Weekly Account Tally

Oh, maybe to keep us from posting to it.

ga

tsptalk
03-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Yeah, sorry. I should have figured that out. Yes the Tally and Tracker threads are closed to just keep the current info in there. Then I started the "Talk" threads for us to yak about it.

ChemEng
03-01-2007, 09:51 AM
Then I started the "Talk" threads for us to yak about it.

Yaks...

1446

... still provide the best way to plow fields in Tibet.

;)

nnuut
03-01-2007, 09:57 AM
Do you think it's time to change that quote in your signature?:o

tsptalk
03-01-2007, 09:57 AM
Yaks...
... still provide the best way to plow fields in Tibet.

I'm glad I didn't say "chew the fat" :D

tsptalk
03-02-2007, 12:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsptalk http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?p=73036#post73036)

Congrats to the top 2006 accounts! I was planning on sending the top 3 or 5 returns something for their achievement but I decided to go with the 7 accounts that were over 20%.

1 - Fundsurfer 24.40%
2 - Griffin 23.86%
3 - Mayday 22.23%
4 - Showme 21.81%
5 - sugarandspice 21.77%
6 - Georgiagal 20.96%
7 - FiveTears 20.23%

I'm going to get something like shirts, hats, or something else cool ordered once I get a final version of the new logo all set. It may take a few weeks to get that logo and an order for the merchandise completed. I'll contact the winners via PM once they are ready.



I finally have a logo I like and will start the ordering process for these 2006 final tally prizes. Ironically, I ended up choosing the one in the top left corner. It's just a cleaned up version of the one I designed. After much back and forth, I didn't like any of the other designs that were presented to me. I apologize for taking so long. I'm normally a 'get it done today' control freak and I hate having to depending on other people. :toung:

Any requests from the top 7? I'm looking at some nice golf shirts, sweatshirts, T's, hats, duffle bags, portfolios. Whatever I order I have to buy a minimum number so if I know what sounds interesting, and hopefully you all don't want something different, I will go ahead and place the order.

What sounds good? Thanks!

GGal
03-02-2007, 08:20 PM
Whatever the guys want is fine with me. I don't deserve anything, but better take it now, will be last one!

Thanks
GA

GGal
03-05-2007, 05:54 PM
Congrats to Thunder!

GA

Thunder5
03-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Thanks alot. I am not going to pretend to act like I know alot about the market but I try and pay attention to alot of the members on here who do. And hopefully I learned my lesson about being greedy because I took a beating last summer. Hopefully this will be over soon and we can get back to making some money.

tsptalk
03-05-2007, 09:35 PM
Congratulations to the top 10 in February!!
See complete lists on www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

Top 3 have been PM'd to claim their monthly prize of either a TSP Talk travel mug or laser pen (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278).

1 -Fundsurfer 3.05%
2 -BigJohn 2.74%
3 -ATCJeff 2.67%
4 -sugarandspice 2.65%
5 -Sonny 2.55%
6 -Cheapshot 2.54%
7 -ChemEng 2.49%
8 -Safetyguy 2.40%
9 -LA Guy 2.38%
10 -vic 2.33%

FundSurfer
03-06-2007, 09:24 AM
Oh what a difference a week makes! Most of those gains are gone at this point. Thanks Tom.




Congratulations to the top 10 in February!!
See complete lists on www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

Top 3 have been PM'd to claim their monthly prize of either a TSP Talk travel mug or laser pen (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278).

1 -Fundsurfer 3.05%
2 -BigJohn 2.74%
3 -ATCJeff 2.67%
4 -sugarandspice 2.65%
5 -Sonny 2.55%
6 -Cheapshot 2.54%
7 -ChemEng 2.49%
8 -Safetyguy 2.40%
9 -LA Guy 2.38%
10 -vic 2.33%

GGal
03-10-2007, 09:02 AM
Regarding the Weekly Return Tracker(not Rokid's, the other one), I can never open it. It tells me I need Microsoft 2000 Small Business something or other. I don't know what that is.

GA

2EASY
03-10-2007, 09:46 AM
Georgia - try saving it to your desktop - then open with Excel.

EW_ret
03-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Sorry you are having trouble opening the Weekly Tracker spreadsheet. Do you have Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, or 2003? You need that Excel software or the free Excel viewer. The alternative is the free ďOpen OfficeĒ software that you can download. What web browser do you use? Some members have problems opening the large (2.5 MB) Excel file, so instead they download it. Sounds like you need to download and install the free Microsoft Excel viewer.

You can download the tracker file by right clicking the "*Current Weekly Tracker" link, and then choose "Save Target As" from the drop down menu. In the next window choose the directory location (top or side of widow) where you want to save the file, then left click the "Save" button at lower right on window.


Regarding the Weekly Return Tracker(not Rokid's, the other one), I can never open it. It tells me I need Microsoft 2000 Small Business something or other. I don't know what that is.

GA

GGal
03-10-2007, 02:17 PM
Thanks Ew,

My husband needs to reinstall some stuff....he's been messin' round with it.

Hey, to all who are up 5% and more, way to go, that is amazing considering all events!

To us all who have beat all the funds, congrats to us also.

To those who are so knowledgable, who somehow are way down on the list, I can't even imagine how that happened, maybe ya'll know.....it makes no sense to me.....but ya'll will be at top before too long. So don't give up and leave the board please.

GA

ebbnflow
03-10-2007, 02:29 PM
"The cream always rises to the top." http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-4/1168157/nutser.gif

GGal
03-16-2007, 06:31 AM
"Our mission is simple: We want to maximize our Thrift Savings Plan retirement accounts and help others along the way."

Sometimes it helps to go back and look at the mission statement.

GA

ebbnflow
03-16-2007, 07:16 AM
"Our mission is simple: We want to maximize our Thrift Savings Plan retirement accounts and help others along the way."


This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds...4...3...2...:cheesy:

tsptalk
03-16-2007, 09:35 AM
Was that directed towards anyone or anything in particular?

FUTURESTRADER
03-16-2007, 09:48 AM
Probably just a play on "Mission Impossible"

ebbnflow
03-16-2007, 03:36 PM
'Get Smart' and now 'Mission Impossible'. You sure know your TV shows, FUTURESTRADER! :laugh:

FUTURESTRADER
03-16-2007, 04:03 PM
That and $7 gets me a cafe mocha in the morning:)

GGal
03-17-2007, 11:58 AM
Congrats to everyone making money!

Congrats to me for being sweet 16 again (the absolute best year ever!)

GA

GGal
03-24-2007, 07:45 AM
I'm very upset. I don't understand the weekly tracker. I don't see any names. What does it do?

Thanks
GA

Show-me
03-24-2007, 08:05 AM
I'm not sure I follow. I see the names. Help me understand what you are referring to.

Aspiration
03-24-2007, 08:37 AM
GeorgiaGal you're not the only one that had difficulty finding the names. They are tabs at the bottom of the page (You can see 12%'s tab at the bottom right). Hit the arrows in the far left corner of the screen to scroll the names to the right. The names go in alphabetical order.

Was this what you were asking about?

GGal
03-24-2007, 11:48 AM
Thank you. I did find the names on the tabs at the bottom, by clicking the arrows on the bottom left.

But now I don't know what they correspond to or what they mean.

I have my pixle set on 800 and my font set on large, maybe causing me to miss something.

I see all the columns of numbers for different funds, but don't know how they correspond to the names on the tabs at the bottom.

Thanks
GA

Show-me
03-24-2007, 11:53 AM
Your pixel and font setting may be interfering with you view. Scroll the tabs left or right then click on the tab name you want to view. That persons individual tracker should come up and you will have to scroll left and right to see it all. The controls are on the bottom right side, opposite the tab controls.

Show-me
03-24-2007, 11:56 AM
If you want to change you pixel and font settings I could help.

Aspiration
03-24-2007, 12:07 PM
GG,

If you click on a tab with someone's name, you can see a daily list of their fund allocations, their daily results (teal column), and their year-to-date returns (purple column).

Aspiration
03-24-2007, 12:11 PM
I have my screen size set at 800x1024. However, a font setting on large might be problematic. As Show-me said, to move the screen left and right use the arrows in the bottom right. To move up and down use the bar on the right side of your screen.

GGal
03-24-2007, 03:26 PM
Man, 9%! in one quarter!!!!!! Go Thunder, and everybody else.

Maybe you all should quit your piddling government jobs and go to Wall Street! That's what I think.

Or ya'll should write a book.

I won't try to take credit for mine, I'm just happy with it!

GA

GGal
03-24-2007, 03:31 PM
Okay, I have that weekly tracker figured out now....thanks guys. That looks like a lot of work. Rokid and Ewguy are doing a lot of work.

Hey, I think our top ytd returns are a lot better than tspkey ytd returns.....

GA

GGal
03-24-2007, 03:32 PM
If you want to change you pixel and font settings I could help.


Mo, I have them set big cause I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other one!

Thanks
GA

Spaf
03-24-2007, 03:50 PM
GG
Microsoft tip: Hold down the "Ctrl" button. Now use the "Roller" on top of the mouse to zoom in and out.
:nuts:
Spaf

Pill
03-24-2007, 05:02 PM
Does any one recommend TSPKey? Also I was trying to find RevSharks returns status and couldnt find it. Can some one guide me to were his returns are posted? Thanks!

GGal
03-24-2007, 05:13 PM
Does any one recommend TSPKey? Also I was trying to find RevSharks returns status and couldnt find it. Can some one guide me to were his returns are posted? Thanks!

I don't know about Shark, but Key is only up 3.28% for the year....well, that is good......but not as good as following some of the top people here.

Ofcourse Key will tell you what to do.....these guys may not show up until noon, too late for you to follow.

GA

rokid
03-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Does any one recommend TSPKey? Also I was trying to find RevSharks returns status and couldnt find it. Can some one guide me to were his returns are posted? Thanks!

Sorry about that. I was trying to standardize the tally http://www.tsptalk.com/utilities/tally_032307.pdf on on Tom's nomenclature:

TSPTalk Trading - Tom's active account
TSPTalk Inactive - Tom's long-term account
TSP Timing - Rev Shark's account
TSP Trader - the other guy :toung:

tspgo_com
03-24-2007, 06:14 PM
I don't know about Shark, but Key is only up 3.28% for the year....well, that is good......but not as good as following some of the top people here.

Ofcourse Key will tell you what to do.....these guys may not show up until noon, too late for you to follow.

GA

TSPGO! moves are usually posted at the website the night before. The main reason being that the website can't be updated from work. Also, most of the times TSPGO! moves are posted here (TSPTalk MB) a few minutes later.

It also appears that mostly everybody (Tsptak, Ebb, Fabijo, Tech, etc) is posting with enough time to allow followers to enter their IFT"s.

Good luck!

TSPGO!

Pill
03-24-2007, 08:30 PM
IC thanks for the info guys!

GGal
03-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Looks like Thunder is still holding the lead, with Mercury right on his coat tails! Not sure about any surprises....

GA

GGal
03-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Looks like Thunder is still holding the lead, with Mercury right on his coat tails! Not sure about any surprises....

GA

oops- left out Beavis jumping up....

don't let me be in charge of any counting.....

GA

ebbnflow
03-31-2007, 12:00 AM
Looks like Thunder is still holding the lead, with Mercury right on his coat tails! Not sure about any surprises....

GA

On Rokid's Weekly Tally, what happened to 50 Mercury? :confused:

He was 4th last week.

GGal
03-31-2007, 12:10 AM
Looks like he should be # 4, which will bump us down a notch!

He just accidentally got left off.

GA

GGal
03-31-2007, 12:16 AM
In looking at Mercury's posts, I don't understand how he stayed at # 4.

Am I missing something? He bought I on 3/28 at 22.94, and today it is worth 23.13, a 19 cent gain?

It just looks like he would have moved up higher on the list. But on the weekly tracker, he is only up to 7.66%

I must not know how to calculate.

GA

ebbnflow
03-31-2007, 12:18 AM
Bumped down a notch! Dang, I should have kept my mouth shut. :D

Did a search on the tally and saw his name down #142 at -3.96%. Must be an error. :)

rokid
03-31-2007, 05:31 AM
Ebb,

It was an error. Pogo's return was also incorrect. My fault. I've sent Tom the corrections.:embarrest:

GGal
03-31-2007, 06:28 AM
Oh, and I see how I was making mistake on Mercury - I thought he should be higher than 7.66%, because he posted move to 100 I on 3/28, but it was after hours, and was for cob 3/29.....which made a big difference, cause it was a 3 cent loss vs. the 19 cents gain I originally thought.....Merc, you shoulda made that move in the morning (LOL, pot calling kettle black)!

Okay the world is back to normal, as soon as ya'll move him back up the ladder to spot # 4, I think. No, make that spot # 5.

GA

rokid
03-31-2007, 07:12 AM
#5. Sentimentsurvey is #4.----Rokid

tsptalk
03-31-2007, 11:59 AM
The new one should be available now. www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html) Thanks rokid!

tsptalk
03-31-2007, 10:58 PM
Congratulations to the top 3 account returns for March 07! Big month!

ebbnflow: +5.55%
Beavis: +5.54%
Truehonest: +4.22%

Please PM me with your choice of prize from this list (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?p=87116),
and your shipping information.

ebbnflow
04-01-2007, 01:08 AM
Yeah, I fiinally won a prize! Congrats to Beavis and TRUEHONEST. This is my first, so I got to go with the new 16 oz. stainless steel (inside and out) travel mug with blue plastic logo cover. I don't like to drink from plastic cups (it's the aftertaste) unless I have to. Thanks, Tom. :)

nnuut
04-01-2007, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I fiinally won a prize! Congrats to Beavis and TRUEHONEST. This is my first, so I got to go with the new 16 oz. stainless steel (inside and out) travel mug with blue plastic logo cover. I don't like to drink from plastic cups (it's the aftertaste) unless I have to. Thanks, Tom. :)
Man, that stainless mug looks cool, just got to have one, got 2 of the others but this is nice.
Watch Out, I'm aiming at the top 3 this month!!:D

ebbnflow
04-01-2007, 02:53 PM
Nnuut, you're not gonna do it sitting on the lily pad! :D

RPM
04-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Congratulations to the top 3 account returns for March 07! Big month!

ebbnflow: +5.55%
Beavis: +5.54%
Truehonest: +4.22%

Please PM me with your choice of prize from this list (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?p=87116),
and your shipping information.


Yeah, I fiinally won a prize! Congrats to Beavis and TRUEHONEST. This is my first, so I got to go with the new 16 oz. stainless steel (inside and out) travel mug with blue plastic logo cover. I don't like to drink from plastic cups (it's the aftertaste) unless I have to. Thanks, Tom. :)


Ebb:

Congrats on achieving the top 3! May you always be successful (... for our sake :) )

RPM

nnuut
04-01-2007, 04:16 PM
Nnuut, you're not gonna do it sitting on the lily pad! :D
I know, and I'm trying not to get too Cocky, you know what happens when you do that~!:blink: Really joking, :D I don't compete with anyone.:sick:

Wolverine
04-01-2007, 07:01 PM
Why don't we have a Lilly Pad Award then? That could be interesting. LOL

nnuut
04-01-2007, 07:05 PM
Lilly Pad award!! Yeah, but I wouldn't win that one, but be in the running lately!!:D

Scout333
04-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Is that running like the triple jump? Hop, Step, and fall down a lot!::D

GGal
04-06-2007, 09:02 AM
comments on this weeks tally:

1. can't nobody steal that Thunder! I believe we are looking at 30% this year for the guy!

2. congrats to Bryer for her run-up!


No kidding, I smell a made for tv movie in the making here......maybe i'll get started on the screenplay.

GA

wv-girl
04-06-2007, 09:40 AM
Why when I click the link to look at 04/06/07 do I still go to 03/30/07? Am I doing something wrong?

2EASY
04-06-2007, 10:36 AM
I don't see 6 April's. Last I see is 30 March

weatherweenie
04-06-2007, 10:53 AM
I don't see 6 April's. Last I see is 30 March

http://www.tsptalk.com/utilities/WebTracker040607.xls

mlk_man
04-06-2007, 11:22 AM
The date still has April 2nd on it, not April 5th?

EW_ret
04-06-2007, 01:14 PM
I'm not sure why you say the tracker has April 2nd date. Please explain what you see so I can investigate. Is anyone still having problems opening, or downloading, this weeks tracker?


The date still has April 2nd on it, not April 5th?

GGal
04-15-2007, 08:12 PM
seventy something out of 120 beating the C fund.......who's the monkees now!

GA

Birchtree
04-15-2007, 08:17 PM
That's because all the low hanging fruit has been picked. You have to climb to get to the C fund.

charmed855
04-15-2007, 11:50 PM
You have to climb to get to the C fund.

...or dig deeper. :D

GGal
04-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Hey, I think Russell picked all the fruit this week!

GA

Russell
04-20-2007, 09:41 PM
Thanks!... There was plenty of fruit to go around this week... Hope everyone can grab some before it all disappears!

nnuut
04-20-2007, 09:46 PM
I was doing fine until I picked that lemon Thursday!:suspicious:

GGal
04-20-2007, 11:03 PM
Hey Russel, why is the weekly tracker showing you with a very little gain this week....maybe my eyes are crooked?

Nevermind, my eyes are defintely crooked, it shows your big ole gain!!!!

I think it shows me with a big ole gain too!!!!!!!!!

But I'm not sure, my eyes may be going crookeder.

GA

Russell
04-20-2007, 11:53 PM
Hats off to you...you've done very well for yourself lately and it's showing in your returns! I'm probably going to be more conservative on my moves in the near short term...need to protect my gains a bit!

GGal
04-22-2007, 03:04 PM
I was curious what Swamp Dog did to earn 2.32% last week (went from 6.8 to 9.12)!

So I checked him out, and he has been sitting in 100% C since March 29.

Well, actually, there is a little tiny math error somewhere on the Tallys, because they Tally shows that C increased 2.23% vs. 2.32 % (3 to 5.23) - unless its my crooked eyes again causing a problem.

anyway, we thought we were hot with S and I, and he beat the pants off us all, (I think).

Congrats to Swamp Dog!

People call us (where I live) River Rats. I wonder if Swamp Dog is similar.

GA

EW_ret
04-22-2007, 04:24 PM
Thats due to the beauty of compounding. For the week, C fund went from $16.16 to $16.51 which is 0.35/16.16 = 0.0217, or 2.17%. Swamp Dog's YTD then is 1.068 X 1.0217 = 1.0912 or 9.12%. :)

mlk_man
04-23-2007, 09:59 AM
I'm curious as to why the tracker has me at up .46% for the year while Rokid's weekly tally has me down .40%? Almost a 1% difference doesn't make since.

rokid
04-24-2007, 10:16 PM
I'm curious as to why the tracker has me at up .46% for the year while Rokid's weekly tally has me down .40%? Almost a 1% difference doesn't make since.

You must be looking at the previous week's tally. The April 20th tally has you up by .46%

rokid
04-24-2007, 10:20 PM
I'll be at the beach this weekend. Therefore, I'll send the tally on Monday evening, 30 April.

GGal
04-28-2007, 08:26 AM
Hey Ew,

(tee hee, Hey You!)

I know you're tired of this question but can you please explain the difference in the way you compute and I compute.

I had no paycheck this past week, thus no contributions.

To check my earnings I did:

COB 4/27 Balance - CoB 4/20 Balance = Gain

Gain/4/20 Balance = this week's % earnings = .99%

Your Comp = .28% for the week

I understand why I can't use my method for the year as a whole, because of contributions, but why isn't the week's earnings the same?

Thanks
GA

ChemEng
04-28-2007, 09:09 AM
Do you compound the % earned?

EW_ret
04-28-2007, 12:13 PM
Hi GG, Your math looks fine and it should give the weekly return for your account. I assume you are comparing your TSP account balances at TSP.gov. Are you sure there were no contributions to your account? Itís a shame the link for recent transactions only shows a maximum of three. The difference between 0.99% and 0.28% is significant! You should check for contributions.

I examined your fund allocations, times, and dates of posts made to your account and compared with the data in your tracker sheet. All data in your tracker sheet correctly reflects the dates and allocations made to your account thread. I noticed you made two posts for Thursday 4/26, at 7:14 am to 100% G, and then again at 11:35 am to 50% S and 50% I. The first post was ignored, and the second was input into tracker for COB 4/26. These moves recorded are in attached file. You should compare these with TSP.gov confirmations you receive on each transaction.
1586


Hey Ew,


(tee hee, Hey You!)

I know you're tired of this question but can you please explain the difference in the way you compute and I compute.

I had no paycheck this past week, thus no contributions.

To check my earnings I did:

COB 4/27 Balance - CoB 4/20 Balance = Gain

Gain/4/20 Balance = this week's % earnings = .99%

Your Comp = .28% for the week

I understand why I can't use my method for the year as a whole, because of contributions, but why isn't the week's earnings the same?

Thanks
GA

GGal
04-28-2007, 04:52 PM
Hey Ew

So are you confirming that the forumula I used for computing my weekly earnings (4/27 COB balance, less 4/20/ COB balance = Gain, then Gain is divided by 4/20 COB Balance to arrive at yield% for the week) is the correct formula and should be the same as your answer so long as there were no contributions or other additions to the account during the week?

Thanks
GA

GGal
04-28-2007, 05:36 PM
The accountant made a math error. .28% it is!

GA

GGal
04-28-2007, 05:37 PM
The top III hold their spots. Swamp Puppy is breathing heavily on their necks.

GA

EW_ret
04-28-2007, 05:45 PM
Yes, that’s what I am saying. Because the difference is near quadruple (0.99% versus 0.28%), I suspect that there was a large contribution. A large contribution would increase the account gain ($), and the apparent return. The local Navy base workers were paid on April 20th, and the contributions to TSP were made sometime from the Thursday (4/19) before, to the following Wednesday (4/25). Here are some rough figures to estimate returns and account gains,

A $50,000 account would have a $495.00 gain if 0.99% (0.0099), or $140.00 if 0.28% (0.0028).
A $100,000 account would have a $990.00 gain if 0.99% (0.0099), or $280.00 if 0.28% (0.0028).
A $200,000 account would have a $1980.00 gain if 0.99%, or $560.00 if 0.28%

If one were making the maximum contribution of $15,000, this would equate to $577 biweekly. Add this to the government match on a $70,000 salary would add about $134 to the $577 for total bi-weekly contribution of $711. If the account value was near $100,000 and the return for a week was 0.28%, the return of $280 added to contribution of $711 would give a total account gain of $991. This equates to an account gain of 0.99% (991/100000 = 0.0099).


Hey Ew

So are you confirming that the forumula I used for computing my weekly earnings (4/27 COB balance, less 4/20/ COB balance = Gain, then Gain is divided by 4/20 COB Balance to arrive at yield% for the week) is the correct formula and should be the same as your answer so long as there were no contributions or other additions to the account during the week?

Thanks
GA

Birchtree
04-28-2007, 06:09 PM
Add another $5,000 for over fifty and you are dropping some coins down the well - that's why I'm a DCA type. Buy'em at any price.

GGal
04-28-2007, 07:14 PM
Your suspicions are right. I had my paydates mixed up in my head. And I am contributing the max of $15500, plus the max catch up of $5000 for the over 50.

My contributions (and the match) went into the account on 4/24.

You make a good auditor!

GA



Yes, thatís what I am saying. Because the difference is near quadruple (0.99% versus 0.28%), I suspect that there was a large contribution. A large contribution would increase the account gain ($), and the apparent return. The local Navy base workers were paid on April 20th, and the contributions to TSP were made sometime from the Thursday (4/19) before, to the following Wednesday (4/25). Here are some rough figures to estimate returns and account gains,

A $50,000 account would have a $495.00 gain if 0.99% (0.0099), or $140.00 if 0.28% (0.0028).
A $100,000 account would have a $990.00 gain if 0.99% (0.0099), or $280.00 if 0.28% (0.0028).
A $200,000 account would have a $1980.00 gain if 0.99%, or $560.00 if 0.28%

If one were making the maximum contribution of $15,000, this would equate to $577 biweekly. Add this to the government match on a $70,000 salary would add about $134 to the $577 for total bi-weekly contribution of $711. If the account value was near $100,000 and the return for a week was 0.28%, the return of $280 added to contribution of $711 would give a total account gain of $991. This equates to an account gain of 0.99% (991/100000 = 0.0099).

2EASY
05-01-2007, 11:06 AM
is Rokid's weekly tally ending 27 April been posted yet? I don't see it. Thanks

tsptalk
05-01-2007, 11:15 AM
Not yet. He said he'd be out of town over the weekend and would post it Monday but I haven't heard from him yet.

tsptalk
05-01-2007, 05:51 PM
Thanks Jim! We have tally! www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

tsptalk
05-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Thanks to EWGUy and Fundsurfer, we have the April tally totals!

Congratulations to the top 3 returns for April!

Swamp Dog +5.41%
jayhawker +4.94%
Birchtree +4.34%

If you are interested, please pick one of the prizes on this page,
http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278, and PM me your choice and shipping information.

Thanks!

weatherweenie
05-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Gonna be no livin with Birchtree now! ;)


Thanks to EWGUy and Fundsurfer, we have the April tally totals!

Congratulations to the top 3 returns for April!

Swamp Dog +5.41%
jayhawker +4.94%
Birchtree +4.34%

If you are interested, please pick one of the prizes on this page,
http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278, and PM me your choice and shipping information.

Thanks!

Birchtree
05-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Sometimes being consistent does have its advantages.

GGal
05-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Congratulations, Top III....it's nice to see your name in lights.

jayhawker
05-03-2007, 10:16 PM
I had a good month but I'm surprised to be in the top three. I was on the sidelines for a couple of real good market days in April. Coulda' shoulda' woulda'! :suspicious:

TiCKed
05-04-2007, 03:40 PM
Sometimes being consistent does have its advantages.

My first time ever in the Top 10 for a month! Was truely a "Be in to Win" stretch.

As they say, "Even a blind pig can find an acorn". :embarrest: :toung:

2EASY
05-05-2007, 11:32 AM
Rokid's weekly won't download yet

Show-me
05-05-2007, 04:59 PM
I am having trouble getting the tally also. "page not found"

tsptalk
05-05-2007, 06:40 PM
Sorry - it should be there now ... www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

2EASY
05-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Tom - still not able to access it.

2EASY
05-05-2007, 08:53 PM
nevermind - i got it. thanks!

Dakota
05-07-2007, 10:45 AM
do i have to download anything to get the tally to come up on m y computer like maybe microsoft money or something

Show-me
05-07-2007, 10:57 AM
Adobe Reader.

rokid
05-07-2007, 11:24 AM
do i have to download anything to get the tally to come up on m y computer like maybe microsoft money or something

If you don't already have Adobe Reader on your PC, you should be prompted to download it when you click on the Tally.

GGal
05-12-2007, 01:55 PM
Congrats to Thunder, Merc, Chem and all others with big gains in this weeks slaughter house!

Keep up the good work, it inspires us!

GA

ebbnflow
05-12-2007, 06:08 PM
Down week, and I see myself move up a couple of notches on the tally. Faustus is ahead of me, but looking at the member's list and member's account talk, I couldn't find this particular member (ghost?). :eek:

If you do exist, please speak now or forever hold your peace. :D

ebbnflow
05-12-2007, 06:16 PM
Does anybody know a good exorcist on this site? :(

ebbnflow
05-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Okay, I did some detective work and solved the mystery. Faustus goes under the name Dr. Faustus. That's real confusing, so can we do something about changing the name Faustus to Dr. Faustus on the tally! :confused:

tsptalk
05-13-2007, 12:21 AM
I sent rokid a PM.

rokid
05-23-2007, 09:55 AM
I'm off to Canada for the holiday (how's that for patriotic?:laugh:). We're going camping. Family reunion.

In Canada you never know whether it's going to be 90 degrees or snowing - or both, on alternate days.

I'll be back on Tuesday to publish the tally.

Have a great Memorial Day!

tsptalk
05-23-2007, 10:24 AM
Enjoy! Or as they say - Take off, EH!

rokid
05-23-2007, 12:03 PM
Ya, that's a"boot" it! :cheesy:

tsptalk
06-01-2007, 03:19 PM
Congratulations to the top 3 returns for May 2007!

Big John +5.68%
Hohn Wolf +4.40%
Griffin +4.36%

If you are interested, please pick one of the prizes on this page,
http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278, and PM me your choice and shipping information.

Nice job!

To view all returns, see Fundsurfer's Tallies on www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html

ayla
07-01-2007, 07:03 PM
I'm still seeing the info for the 6/22 date. So I tried modifying the URL with "629" and it works (until Tom gets it posted)...
Anyone wanting the latest Rokid list for week ending 6/29, and having trouble like I was, it's at:
http://www.tsptalk.com/utilities/tally_062907.pdf

weatherweenie
07-01-2007, 07:45 PM
I'm still seeing the info for the 6/22 date. So I tried modifying the URL with "629" and it works (until Tom gets it posted)...
Anyone wanting the latest Rokid list for week ending 6/29, and having trouble like I was, it's at:
http://www.tsptalk.com/utilities/tally_062907.pdf

Thanks for that. I figured it wasn't updated because of the 4th of July.

tsptalk
07-01-2007, 07:48 PM
When you are on the page you want to view, but you see the old one, hold down the ctrl-key and hit your browser's refresh button. It will bypass your system's cache and you'll see the new page.

tsptalk
07-02-2007, 10:13 AM
Wow! We had some big numbers in June despite the fact that the S&P 500 was down nearly 2% for the month. Nice job!

Our top 3 returns in June were:

Pyriel 4.25%
Namor 3.83%
Wind Hunter 2.87%

Congratulations. Please send me a PM with your choice of our prizes (http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278), and include your shipping address.

Thanks! Good in July everyone!
Tom

weatherweenie
07-02-2007, 11:29 AM
Our top 3 returns in June were:


Pyriel 4.25%
Namor 3.83%
Wind Hunter 2.87%


Close, but no cigar, or shirt/mug for me. :D

rokid
07-11-2007, 08:57 PM
FYI. I'll be in Michigan over the weekend for my nephew's wedding. I'll produce this week's tally on Sunday evening.

dell
07-11-2007, 09:13 PM
I offer my best wishes to your nephew and his soon to be !!

Dell

rokid
07-11-2007, 10:53 PM
Dell,

Thanks!

Show-me
07-11-2007, 11:58 PM
FYI. I'll be in Michigan over the weekend for my nephew's wedding. I'll produce this week's tally on Sunday evening.

Best wishes to all and dance one for the TSPTalk crew. :D

rokid
07-12-2007, 06:29 AM
Show-me,

Thanks. Will do! We'll also toast a few for the TSPTalk crew!:nuts:----Jim

EW_ret
07-12-2007, 10:06 AM
Itís a small world after all! I was in Michigan three weeks ago attending the wedding of my nephew. That was in the area of Richmond/Memphis, MI. What a coincidence! We also both live in Northern Virginia. Maybe youíre an unknown, lost, relative! Good luck on your trip. Say hi to our friends in Michigan. :D:cheesy::suspicious:


Show-me,

Thanks. Will do! We'll also toast a few for the TSPTalk crew!:nuts:----Jim


FYI. I'll be in Michigan over the weekend for my nephew's wedding. I'll produce this week's tally on Sunday evening.

tsptalk
08-01-2007, 12:28 PM
The July 2007 results are in and here are our top returns for the month:

1) Griffin +3.29%
2) Fireant +3.07%
3) Ajaygo24 +2.97%

Congratulations! If you are interested, please pick one of the prizes on this page,
http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278, and PM me your choice and shipping information.

Nice job!

To view all returns, see Fundsurfer's Tallies on www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

mlk_man
08-01-2007, 12:40 PM
I'm not on the tally?

FundSurfer
08-01-2007, 01:35 PM
An update with a couple corrections should be posted soon. The corrections do not affect the leaders.

JTH
08-01-2007, 01:53 PM
Does anyone ever post the biggest losers?
I'm sure I'd be on there somewhere... :D

GGal
08-06-2007, 08:48 AM
It will be interesting to see who stops posting after the big losses.......we always lose an ego or two after losses......usually valuable posters, who just couldn't handle the public spanking.....

GGAL

Gilligan
08-06-2007, 10:53 AM
For those of you near the bottom of the tally, Donít give up! Last year, at the end of July my YTD was -1.48%. In the last 4 Ĺ months of 2006 I made over 12%. So there is hope, the market will see new highs later on this year.

rokid
08-06-2007, 05:41 PM
It will be interesting to see who stops posting after the big losses.......we always lose an ego or two after losses......usually valuable posters, who just couldn't handle the public spanking.....

GGAL

Since retirement investing is a 60-70 year proposition, it's interesting to see who's doing well long term. Some individuals are having a tough time this year. However, over a 2-3 period they're looking good. You know who you are.:cheesy:

pyriel
08-06-2007, 06:09 PM
It will be interesting to see who stops posting after the big losses.......we always lose an ego or two after losses......usually valuable posters, who just couldn't handle the public spanking.....

GGAL

Me;-( Received a good spanking... Waiting for a good entry since August is very volatile now...

qibovin
08-07-2007, 08:21 PM
52 L 2040 18 3.41% multi-fund diversified
53 L 2030 26 3.38% multi-fund diversified
54 Chaser 3.34% multi-fund swing trade 5
55 L 2020 29 3.34% multi-fund diversified
56 20% Each 30 3.29% multi-fund diversified
57 Rokid 27 3.24% multi-fund diversified
58 L 2010 42 3.23% multi-fund diversified
59 Qibovin 3.11% multi-fund swing trade
60 L-Income 46 2.98% multi-fund diversified

Hmm, interesting how all the L funds suddenly clustered...
(and, hey, there I am clawing my way over the L-income fund:sick:--does that mean I get to retire soon?:rolleyes:)

FundSurfer
08-08-2007, 07:42 AM
For those of you near the bottom of the tally, Donít give up! Last year, at the end of July my YTD was -1.48%. In the last 4 Ĺ months of 2006 I made over 12%. So there is hope, the market will see new highs later on this year.
Yeah, Show-me also made an incredible year end run as well. You don't have to be right all the time, just more often than you are wrong.

James48843
08-11-2007, 11:59 AM
I just looked at Rokid's talley.

Dang- I shouldn't have looked. It was BBAAADDDD!

Hey, anyone- got a shoulders I can cry on?

(Took it on the chin the last three weeks- hit it exactly opposite of what really happened, and I'm now approaching ZERO for the year. I need to cry in a beer, please. )

Gilligan
08-11-2007, 12:48 PM
When was the last time that so many of us dart throwing monkeys were beating all the funds?

ebbnflow
08-11-2007, 08:37 PM
Power to the people...errr monkeys! :)

tsptalk
08-11-2007, 11:44 PM
When was the last time that so many of us dart throwing monkeys were beating all the funds?
31% of the entrants are beating all of the funds. :)

Brett
08-16-2007, 04:02 PM
Of the 118 people who are being tracked and have been in all year: mean average: 3.66%, overall average: 3.55%.

Gilligan
08-18-2007, 06:24 PM
Thank you EWGuy and Rokid for all your hard work.

This past weeks tally has 40 entrants (counting the sentiment survey) beating all the funds.
http://www.tsptalk.com/utilities/tally_081707.pdf

vol46
08-18-2007, 06:39 PM
I see where the I fund is at slot #61. Since no one beat that fund last year, just wondering how many will beat it this year.

Gilligan
08-19-2007, 08:58 PM
I see where the I fund is at slot #61. Since no one beat that fund last year, just wondering how many will beat it this year.
You should beat it by 1.73%. I noticed that you have been in it all year except for the first week of June.

vol46
08-22-2007, 07:50 PM
Yep, the sell in may and stay away only worked a couple of weeks for me.
The I fund may finish in the red this year but, at least I'll be 1.73% ahead of it.

Boxholder
08-25-2007, 08:04 AM
Can't seem to get Rokid's Weekly Tally to download. Anyone else having trouble with it?

Show-me
08-25-2007, 09:06 AM
I'm good.

tsptalk
08-25-2007, 12:14 PM
Can't seem to get Rokid's Weekly Tally to download. Anyone else having trouble with it?
Try this: While on the tracker page, hold down the ctrl-key and click on the browser's refresh button. Then open the tally.

Boxholder
08-25-2007, 12:22 PM
Try this: While on the tracker page, hold down the ctrl-key and click on the browser's refresh button. Then open the tally.
Thanks, Tom. That did the trick.

James48843
08-26-2007, 08:00 AM
Jeeze--

Here I sit, after working hard trying to keep up with the Jones's , and I'm in 80th place.

Oh well.

There's always next year.......

GGal
08-26-2007, 09:45 AM
Hey, don't feel bad, be glad to be in the game! I'm so thankful to be in the game.

GGAL

CorMaGa34
08-27-2007, 01:53 PM
No wonder I was worried when I finished last (but... remember.. the last shall be first...) I thought that what I was doing was trading by doing IFTs, and looking at Rokid's tally I show as: multi-fund diversified Definition: Passive allocation across two or more funds - no trading.

Could someone please tell me what is the difference or a good source for me to get some education on what it is I'm doing wrong???

Thanks to all and GL this week! :D

budnipper1
08-27-2007, 07:33 PM
You've been color-coded wrong...you're a "swinger":D/swing-trader, according to your no talk account. It will probably be corrected on the next tally.


No wonder I was worried when I finished last (but... remember.. the last shall be first...) I thought that what I was doing was trading by doing IFTs, and looking at Rokid's tally I show as: multi-fund diversified Definition: Passive allocation across two or more funds - no trading.

Could someone please tell me what is the difference or a good source for me to get some education on what it is I'm doing wrong???

Thanks to all and GL this week! :D

FogSailing
08-28-2007, 12:28 PM
I want to be a Swinger...:D

FS..

CorMaGa34
08-29-2007, 01:18 PM
Well, I always wanted to be a swinger, and now I became one without knowing it yuppppiiiii!!!!!!! ;)

wv-girl
08-29-2007, 02:00 PM
Well, I always wanted to be a swinger, and now I became one without knowing it yuppppiiiii!!!!!!! ;)


Sounds like both you and FS have a bit of monkey in you also. (i.e monkeys throwing darts--like the rest of us who know little to nothing about making $ on stocks.)

GL and lol.

D :D

EW_ret
08-29-2007, 03:32 PM
Actually, I'm doing away with the investment style classification in future Weekly Tallies. I'm sticking to a Return-To-Date ranking of member's account returns, fund returns, Sentiment Survey, and 20% Each. It will also show the date a member joined the tracker if after December 29, 2006. There will be a new Returns Tally worksheet at the beginning of the Weekly WebTracker, and a separate Weekly Tally report that will also include all TSPTalk accounts that are not in the WebTracker (TSPTalk Active, TSPTalk Inactive, TSP Trader, TSP Timing, and EbbChart System).

The investment style, and the statistics that rokid performed on the member returns was to determine if one style did better than others, and how fixed asset allocations faired compared to different trading styles. I do not plan on doing statistics on return data. The new Automated Tracker will produce the basic reports next year with little administrator input.


You've been color-coded wrong...you're a "swinger":D/swing-trader, according to your no talk account. It will probably be corrected on the next tally.

FogSailing
08-30-2007, 12:29 PM
Now that's deep EW...You're starting to scare me..:D

FS

jayhawker
09-03-2007, 02:26 PM
The July 2007 results are in and here are our top returns for the month:

1) Griffin +3.29%
2) Fireant +3.07%
3) Ajaygo24 +2.97%

Congratulations! If you are interested, please pick one of the prizes on this page,
http://www.tsptalk.com/mb/showthread.php?t=3278, and PM me your choice and shipping information.

Nice job!

To view all returns, see Fundsurfer's Tallies on www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html (http://www.tsptalk.com/tsp-tracker.html)

Who had the top three returns for August 2007? :confused:

ebbnflow
09-03-2007, 07:23 PM
I'm trying to find it somewhere. I think it's not ready.