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  1. Multi-Dimensional Feds - Flag Football to World Series of Poker

    In the media, government employees are cast like they are a different species. Living underground in caves, we speak a different language (bureaucratize), have different morals (obscurity), and generally make your life difficult.

    One of the most interesting things Iíve found working in public service is the diversity of the public service. Iím particularly interested in what people do after work.

    In my five years, Iíve met a number of interesting govies including:
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  2. No Easy Decisions

    Not a bad reversal in two trading days. It was due. Overdue.

    Even though the indicators that I watch have not been kind to me of late, sooner or later you get rewarded. Granted, I am still a little behind from my last entry point, but I wouldn't let the market scare me out of my position. Not in this volatility. I do think I have a good chance to tack on some more gains by Wednesday, but after that I'm not sure I want to stick around. I am not bullish longer term and so far this is ...

    Updated 11-24-2008 at 07:36 PM by coolhand

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  3. Seasonality, sentiment, and oversold

    The market... terrible. Economy... a mess. Sentiment... woeful. Maybe that means it's time for a little rally?

    After Wednesday and Thursday's drubbing, stocks put together a huge rally in the last hour of trading on Friday after Obama selected Timothy Geithner as the new Treasury Secretary.



    In a normal market environment, these type of Friday afternoon reversals tend to carry into Monday morning, but ...
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  4. TGIF

    Wow! Not much more to say. Just, wow! OK, see you Monday...

    Still here? Alright, lets talk about the carnage. I'm guessing that if you are still reading these commentaries that you may have had some money in the G or F funds as anyone who has taken the full brunt of this market collapse in 2008, probably has something better to do on a Friday than talk about it.

    Another 5.1% to 7.5% declines in the stock funds. The L2040-fund is now down about 43%. There haven't been ...
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  5. Can we open our eyes yet?

    I was watching the news earlier this evening and of course the newscaster covered the continued sell-off of the markets today. He said the market has now sold off enough to wipe out the gains over the last 11 years.

    I've only been in TSP for 6.5 years and both the C and S fund share price this evening are well below the price where I began buying, which was right at $10 a share. The I fund has about $1.50 to go yet to the break even point of where I began buying into it.
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