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    Default Re: Kb9nvh account talk

    So.....is this going to be a slow bleed back to where we should have been in Jan? Giving all this money back...I wonder?

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    Default Re: Kb9nvh account talk

    Like crickets in here...hellooo..hellooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb9nvh View Post
    Like crickets in here...hellooo..hellooooo
    I would like to take this opportunity to revise my expectation for a return of 30% to something more realistic... (dang) lol

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    Yep, sure is quiet. Not a lot of talk with markets down ~2% in a day but on the bright side, TSP stock funds aren't down as much, at least not yet. ~

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    Just look at the bears and bulls battling it out in the dow!! up down up down...

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    Default Re: Kb9nvh account talk

    Well, they took back my christmas money...Indian givers.


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    TSP hasn't updated yet for Friday... Due to Easter? Or am I missing something.

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    Markets were closed on Friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by kb9nvh View Post
    TSP hasn't updated yet for Friday... Due to Easter? Or am I missing something.
    Weatherweenie's Account Talk
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    Has anyone given up on the G Fund in favor of the less conservative F fund? G Fund Just is worthless anymore.. I'm at 73% G and the rest C with some S and F. Kills me to watch most of my money languishing. F seems reasonably safe and it really helped me during the covid crash.. I'm back about ten k positive since the highs pre covid.. I'm retired and will need to start taking some money next year

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    I think most people on this site look at the G fund as a safe place to put cash while waiting to move it into the market. The F fund long term has obviously had better returns than G but there is still risk of losing money. Your allocation about matches the L income (other than the lack of I fund). For comparison, the next most conservative life cycle fund (L2025) is set up
    G Fund 43.84%F Fund 6.16%
    C Fund 25.62%
    S Fund 6.88%
    I Fund 17.50%




    I used the F fund during COVID (i.e. March) as well but don't think I am going to be back in F for a little until it starts looking up, but I am not as close to using the money as you (probably 3 to 5 more years for me). Good Luck!

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    Getting close to retirement now, and am watching a lot of advice videos suggesting some split between stocks and bonds where the ratios vary with age. I'm not sure the TSP really has good "bond" options. I find the F fund really frustrating, in that what looks like a good day for bonds at 4 PM can change after 4 PM to a lesser increase (or even a loss). And G fund isn't even close to beating inflation. It would be better to have more bond options in TSP so your really could do a 60/40 or 50/50 split with stocks, but I guess to effectively get that you have to leave the TSP (which I'm loathe to do)....I'm considering keeping the stock portion of my portfolio in the C/S funds, and then move the bond portion out to Vanguard.

    I had a friend retire who told me he kept his TSP open just to have access to the G fund. He has fond memories of big returns in G - I don't think we'll see that again in the near future anyway....

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    Default Re: Kb9nvh account talk

    Back in the late 80's the "G" fund yearly average was 8% plus. Then in the early 90's the yearly percentage steadily dropped until the "G" fund barely make 2% a year.

    May the force be with us.

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