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    Changes coming to the Lifecycle (L) Funds

    Changes coming to the Lifecycle (L) Funds — (November 29, 2018) We are planning adjustments to the L Funds in an effort to improve your investment outcomes. Effective in January 2019, we will increase exposure to international stocks (the I Fund) from 30% to 35% of the overall stock allocation in all L Funds. The L Income Fund stock allocation (C, S, and I Funds combined) will increase from 20% to 30% over a period of up to 10 years. The L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 overall stock allocations will hold steady for a period of years before resuming their transitions from stocks to bonds. In addition to improving investment outcomes, this pause will align the L 2030, L 2040, and L 2050 Funds with the L 2060 Fund, which will be introduced in 2020 with an initial stock allocation of 99%. Visit Lifecycle Funds to learn more.
    https://www.tsp.gov/whatsnew/Content...fecyclechanges


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    I read their discussions a couple of weeks ago on this subject. Im not sure THEY- the FTRIB, actually fully understand the L-Fund concepts and what they are trying to do. Some of what I read was that they decided to change the makeup the makeup in order to put more stocks in the portfolio earlier- hence the 99% stocks to begin with in that L-2060 to be. And more I, because they think that foreign stocks ought to have a bigger part.

    They are correct that foreign stocks DO play a bigger part now in the world overall. However, the current I fund ONLY represents the developed world, and not emerging markets. And I is overweighted in Japan, and has no exposure to mainland China, India, or any number of Asian emerging markets.

    Unfortunately, there isnt a good world-wide fund index yet that adequately reflects the entire world, while also being large enough to represent TSP investors.


    I need to work on developing that fund someday....


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    Quote Originally Posted by James48843 View Post
    I read their discussions a couple of weeks ago on this subject. Im not sure THEY- the FTRIB, actually fully understand the L-Fund concepts and what they are trying to do. Some of what I read was that they decided to change the makeup the makeup in order to put more stocks in the portfolio earlier- hence the 99% stocks to begin with in that L-2060 to be. And more I, because they think that foreign stocks ought to have a bigger part.

    They are correct that foreign stocks DO play a bigger part now in the world overall. However, the current I fund ONLY represents the developed world, and not emerging markets. And I is overweighted in Japan, and has no exposure to mainland China, India, or any number of Asian emerging markets.

    Unfortunately, there isnt a good world-wide fund index yet that adequately reflects the entire world, while also being large enough to represent TSP investors.


    I need to work on developing that fund someday....


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    I fund is a joke since it is tied to the highly volatile dollar movements. all to make their fund managers very wealthy and tsp members not.
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