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  1. Re: 2020 TSP Contribution Limits Adjustments

    Damn right it is! if all goes well, I'm going to retire, and I'm goinjg to be LEAPING then!
  2. Re: 2020 TSP Contribution Limits Adjustments

    Somebody double check what I am thinking, and let me know if I am doing something wrong:


    1. I am now adjusting the amount deducted from my paycheck. In the past, I have ALWAYS used a fixed...
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    Re: Social Security,now or later?

    Interesting. I did not know they recalculated if you continue working. this is the first time I've ever heard of that. THAT could significantly make a difference to my math. I will have to...
  4. Re: Stock-market benchmarks post new records after U.S. seals trade accords with Chin

    That's so YESTERDAY's news.

    The markets hit higher TODAY....because-

    Hey, I WONDER what is in the news TODAY?


    (Hey- S fund closes up big today! Woot ! Woot!)

    C=+ 0.84%
  5. Re: There are over 49,000 TSP Millionaires!!

    Hey Tom- You're my friend, right?

    Cause I just wanna be sure I'm in the right spot.

    I heard- you know I heard that Friends don't let friends buy and hold.
  6. Re: There are over 49,000 TSP Millionaires!!

    Tomorrow's headline on Fedsmith:

    ​Nearly 10% of Fedsmith Readers are Millionaires!
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    Re: Interesting individual stocks

    Here are some interesting individual stocks I came across yesterday that I want to learn more about and start watching:
    All cap over a billion dollars, and all with positive earnings/& dividends.
    ...
  8. There are over 49,000 TSP Millionaires!!

    Great article over on Fedsmith.com, giving data on the most recent stats for TSP holders.

    The highest account balance is over $7 million right now- but there are also more than 49,000 people with...
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    Social Security,now or later?

    Except for one thing- if you take SS before your full retirement age, and you then earn income, your SS is reduced $1 for every $2 you earn over the minimum amount. That kicks in starting at just...
  10. Thread: JOBS REPORT

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    JOBS REPORT

    DECEMBER 2019-



    Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 145,000 while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%.
    Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for job growth of 160,000.
    ...
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    Celebrity RIP Garden

    Buck Henry, the legendary screenwriter behind The Graduate and What’s Up, Doc? who also co-created Get Smart and was a regular presence in the early years of Saturday Night Live, died tonight of a...
  12. Re: Stocks Plunge on Iran Escalation; Gold, Oil Surge: Markets Wrap

    I think the market is going to experience a huge uptick today. That liquidity injection you posted about yesterday will have it's effect today.


    No significant deaths in Iraq mean a surge in...
  13. Re: Repo Panic Returns As Fed Injects $99BN

    That is significant. It tells me there are still HUGE bets taking place.

    It also means likely that stocks will get a push upwards in the next few days, UNTIL the break comes.

    Literally...
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    Re: James48843 Account Talk

    OK_ Well, that disturbance in the force was just a little tremor in the Iraq area.

    Back to the party.

    Moving now to 50% "C" fund; 20% S fund, and 30% I fund, as I feel a falling dollar...
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    Japan down 2% at Monday’s open

    Looks like Japan is getting smacked this morning- now down 2%


    Nikkei 225-

    23,182.86 −473.76 (-2.00%)



    Sent from my iPhone using TSP Talk Forums
  16. Re: Stocks could see a double-digit drop in the coming months, warns Wells Fargo

    At times like this - this is when I WiSH the TSP was operating that “market window” that Congress authorized, but the TSP never set up. I would love to be able to put some TSP money aside right now...
  17. Re: Stocks could see a double-digit drop in the coming months, warns Wells Fargo

    Very possible to see a large drop in the near future. Nobody can think that double-digit gains can continue in perpetuity, and it’s been a while since we’ve had a drop.

    Take a look at what GOLD...
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    Re: Post Your "12-Month Personal Rate of Return"

    Hot Damn! I'm following you!
  19. Thread: Dogs of War

    by James48843
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    Dogs of War

    Why the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani should scare investors


    WhenBrian SozziEditor-at-Large,Yahoo Finance•January 3, 2020

    a market melt-up is built on pure hope rather than...
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    Re: DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    Ah- here is another article that is helpful:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/short-bets-against-long-term-treasury-bonds-hit-record-as-economic-pessimism-wanes-2019-12-23
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    Re: DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    I will see if I can dig up the article from a couple of weeks ago that I saw talking about the Bonds being gobbled up in order to create put orders placed recently.

    I don't see it right now.
    ...
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    DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    Volker Rule repeal:


    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/20/volcker-rule-joseph-otting-banks-1672620

    Dodd-Frank repeal:
    ...
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    DreamboatAnnie's Account Talk

    The problem with 9/17/2019, and ever since, is that banks don’t have the cash, because somebody has placed put options, and bought up all the banks’ bond holdings, betting that the market is going...
  24. Re: Is the Stock Market Open Today? Here Are the Hours for New Year’s Eve and Day.

    Don't bother. It's just a click bait link.

    The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are open their normal hours today, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

    They will be closed on New Year's Day, Jan. 1
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    Sticky: Re: Guess the Dow Contest 2020

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