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    Default Enjoying that 0% return in the C fund?



    According to Bloomberg Markets the stock market has returned 0% during the time periods of 1999 - 2009. Wonderful. So big FAT middle finger to those bashing me for being in the G-fund. I'll take my 4+% over your 0% any day! You would have been better off putting it in a regular FDIC ensured savings account. So go ahead and keep buying into the ponzi scheme.

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    Default Re: Enjoying that 0% return in the C fund?

    well, I guess you told us!!....we stand corrected...come think of it you are right, I can't think of one person that made any money in the stock market the last ten years!?!?
    Just trying to be a good steward of what God has blessed me with.

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    Default Re: Enjoying that 0% return in the C fund?

    rawiron1,

    You should have used that time period to accumulate shares in the C fund - those that did their time in grade are smelling like roses. The C fund price in October '07 peaked at $17.53 and bottomed in March '09 at $7.93 - what a great opportunity to accumulate shares. Shares are the name of the game - not the G fund safety zone. But we all manage our money in our own way - that's what makes our country great.

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    Um,

    I think that if you look at the motto and direction of the message board, you will see that, "Friends Don't Let Friends Buy & Hold".

    That being said, CapChem is right, people made money in the stock market.

    Remember, it is not just what you bought at, it's also what you sold at that makes the difference.

    I hope you never felt personally attacked by your investing strategy. My personal perspective on the whole thing: I get 5% every year, no matter what fund I'm in.
    THIS IS WHERE I WOULD PUT SOMETHING TO REPRESENT MY THINKING, BUT THEN THEY SHOW UP!
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    So big FAT middle finger to those bashing me for being in the G-fund.

    temper, temper - watch out for Rod the Mod. He will get you!
    I like TSPTalk and I think most people here are well-intentioned but if I followed their advice, I'd be hunkered down in my basement with a thousand cans of tuna fish.

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    hee haw!

    say it like you mean it! don't hold back.

    i like my religion with a little fire in it.

    welcome rawiron, a man of conviction.

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    I made a 28% return for 2009 in my TSP account - mostly riding the C fund. That % gain does not take into account the payroll contributions that were exclusively DCA'd into the C fund. I may push for a gain of 30% this year and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frixxxx View Post
    I get 5% every year, no matter what fund I'm in.
    That is 5% more than I get :toung:


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    Where can I find all the "bashing" about the original poster being in the G Fund? Sounds like some great drama! Wouldn't want to miss out on that...

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    Default Re: Enjoying that 0% return in the C fund?

    I'm not aware of anyone bashing you. The vast majority of us respect others allocations and I myself believe it's wrong to point out other's allocations as "mistakes." I learned this from many of our elders here, they never suggest allocations because this is a personal decision you have to make for yourself. Nevertheless I wouldn't sweat it, some of our most respected & best performing members have been holding the G-Fund most of this year. As for the 10 year thing, if you look at the Buy & Hold thread, you'll see I've recently proved that point mathematically and given several different perspectives on the subject. However, sometimes proof is never enough, it's like proving to a diehard religious zealot that evolution exist and man is related to apes.

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    Or -

    it's like proving to egghead gov-funded scientists that Creation exist and Man is not related to apes.
    I like TSPTalk and I think most people here are well-intentioned but if I followed their advice, I'd be hunkered down in my basement with a thousand cans of tuna fish.

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