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    The S&P finished even today and the DOW finished 12 pts higher...yet I checked the share prices on TSP and S fund was even (which I don't argue) but the C fund finished $0.16 lower (weird as how the DOW finished positive). This is the first time I have seen this happen.


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    I am looking at tsp.gov and the prices are correct. C fund even and S fund -$0.16
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    Quote Originally Posted by chezhoy View Post
    The S&P finished even today and the DOW finished 12 pts higher...yet I checked the share prices on TSP and S fund was even (which I don't argue) but the C fund finished $0.16 lower (weird as how the DOW finished positive). This is the first time I have seen this happen.
    You accidentally mixed up the C & S funds in your post.

    It was (C) which was even, and the (S) was down.

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    sorry about that and thanks for pointing that out...point is, why would it go DOWN if it had an UP day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    You accidentally mixed up the C & S funds in your post.

    It was (C) which was even, and the (S) was down.

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    Don't get too caught up in the daily moves of the Dow. It's only a basket of 30 stocks compared while S&P's has 500 (C) and DJ Wilshire's has 4500 (S). The media is to fault for that one. For some reason they always refer to 'the market' as the Dow which really isn't an accurate representation of the big picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chezhoy View Post
    The S&P finished even today and the DOW finished 12 pts higher...yet I checked the share prices on TSP and S fund was even (which I don't argue) but the C fund finished $0.16 lower (weird as how the DOW finished positive). This is the first time I have seen this happen.
    Naw, not really weird if you think about it a bit-

    C is the S&P 500- lots of stocks. Dow is just 30.

    yes, I have seen it quite often. No big deal. Especially when the markets are pretty much lack-luster right now, trying to figure out if they want to move higher or lower in the future.

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    Also - don't forget about administrative expenses. They take those out of the various funds occasionally .. so the market index can appear to go up while the actual return goes down.
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