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    It is days like today that I WISH the TSP had "opened a trading window" like Congress authorized them to do.

    I would be a mover of a big chunk into precious metals today- both actual hard assets, and into gold/silver stocks or a precious metals mutual fund.

    gold_4_309x143.jpg

    Like....oh, say, the USAA Precious Metals fund. That's where I'd LOVE to put a little chunk of my TSP funds today, if ONLY I had the chance:

    https://content.usaa.com/mcontent/st...heid=245742511

    My old eyes and past experience say we're at a nice place where we're done getting easy money for a bit- and now we're entering a more turbulent phase with some ups and downs- but in any case, hard assets like Gold and Silver would be steady and increasing value places to put a bit of my money.

    Instead, all I can do is sit safely in "G".

    PLEASE ...TSP, please "open a window" and allow us to put part of our money into other things besides just the straight stock funds, bonds and G fund security. Give us the ability to see some hard assets, some emerging market funds, some more divserse places to put it.

    Good luck.

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    2nd
    In Dog Beers I've only had two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James48843 View Post
    It is days like today that I WISH the TSP had "opened a trading window" like Congress authorized them to do.

    I would be a mover of a big chunk into precious metals today- both actual hard assets, and into gold/silver stocks or a precious metals mutual fund.

    gold_4_309x143.jpg

    Like....oh, say, the USAA Precious Metals fund. That's where I'd LOVE to put a little chunk of my TSP funds today, if ONLY I had the chance:

    https://content.usaa.com/mcontent/st...heid=245742511

    My old eyes and past experience say we're at a nice place where we're done getting easy money for a bit- and now we're entering a more turbulent phase with some ups and downs- but in any case, hard assets like Gold and Silver would be steady and increasing value places to put a bit of my money.

    Instead, all I can do is sit safely in "G".

    PLEASE ...TSP, please "open a window" and allow us to put part of our money into other things besides just the straight stock funds, bonds and G fund security. Give us the ability to see some hard assets, some emerging market funds, some more divserse places to put it.

    Good luck.
    Great call on Gold -- it's up huge today!

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    Well, I have been waiting in the sidelines for the last month for the right opportunity to buy back in. I didn't see it. I THOUGHT tomorrow or wednesday was going to be it- because I thought today would be this huge downdraft, and we'd get a nice 3 to 5% pullback over a couple of days.

    But darned if those on the sidelines didn't start pouring cash into the market this morning at the first sign of a pause. And BAM! We miss out on any chance of a significant pullback. At least that's how I am seeing it so far today.

    So I am jumping back in with both feet.

    Moving 100% into "S" fund today.


    Wish me luck. Either I am going to do fine, or else I just really screwed up.


    Into the fire we dive!
    Last edited by James48843; 03-18-2013 at 09:49 AM. Reason: added song....

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    I fell into a burning ring of fire - as I went down the flames went higher. Money is going to flow from overseas like water into our markets - higher highs for the next several years.

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    Hopefully it doesn't "burn, burn, burn -- that lake of fire, that lake of fire."
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    Morrison.



    Doors.




    Now I feel like I been rained on. Need some good upward lift tomorrow.

    Come on, Jim- sing it for me.

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    Feeling a bit "Moody" today.


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    Buried a very good man yesterday-

    One of my original platoon members in 1991 when I was first comissioned, who later served with me when I was a company commander as well in 2000-2002.

    He served three tours in Iraq. 2003, 2007, 2009.

    His son was killed in Iraq in 2005.

    He was a 100% disabled vet who was retired in 2012.

    He served our nation for 23 years.

    The gave it up, and bought a farm. and raised chickens and goats.

    and had way too much to deal with -the monsters in his foot locker.

    Thank you Sgt Ben.

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    He's actually the 6th member of my platoon who has since died.

    I'll miss you.
    Last edited by James48843; 05-15-2013 at 02:56 PM.

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    Sorry for your loss Jim. I am glad you had a chance to know him.

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    Very gracious and kind tribute to your friend, James. Thanks for sharing Ben with us.
    "The flag stands for rights, not results. Time to grow-up buttercup"

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    Yes, thanks for sharing, James. May he rest in peace and finally be free of those monsters.
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