TSP News

Will My TSP Go Down?
The stock market has been on a tear since its drop in 2008. Are you worried about losing money in your TSP due to a pullback? Before you make any emotional investment decisions, you may want to read one financial expert's advice to a federal employee who was recently facing this dilemma.
Are You Losing Free Money in Your TSP Account?
If you are not contributing at least 5% to your TSP account, you could be losing out on thousands of extra dollars. The Thrift Savings Plan explains the details in a new video for TSP investors.
Stocks Up Slightly in March for Most TSP Funds
After the end of the first quarter, all of the TSP funds show a positive return for the year-to-date.
New Hires: Choose Your TSP Allocation Before the Government Does it For You
If you are a new employee in the federal government, you will automatically be enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan to save money for your retirement. The author provides some details as to how much the government contributes to this plan on your behalf as well as how the money will be invested.
Changing Allocations for TSP Funds
The quarterly allocations for the TSP's lifecycle funds are changing in April. Here is a summary of the changes in these funds.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared Tuesday
ABC News - 7 hours ago
Stocks notched modest gains Tuesday after a day of up-and-down trading as investors weighed encouraging earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson against a survey of U.S.
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared Monday
ABC News - Apr 14, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 146.49 points, or 0.9 percent, to 16,173.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 14.92 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,830.61.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops Again - Wall Street Sector Selector
Dow Jones industrial Average up 61 points at 16234
Fox 2 KFXV - 15 hours ago
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 61 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,234. The Nasdaq added 23 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,045.
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Friday
ABC News - Apr 10, 2014
Stocks dropped Friday for a second day in a row as investors grew anxious that corporate earnings growth is faltering. Weaker results at JPMorgan Chase dragged bank stocks lower.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday - seattlepi.com
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday - MiamiHerald.com
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Tuesday
ABC News - Mar 31, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 74.95 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,532.61. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 13.18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,885.52.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Monday - seattlepi.com
Stocks Close Higher for Fourth Straight Day - NBCNews.com

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (I Fund)

Using ETFS To Trade Emerging And Developed Markets
Investopedia - Apr 14, 2014
As you can see from the chart below, the developed nations, as measured by the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA), Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSE:VEA) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (NYSE:DXJ) have ...
A Defensive ETF Approach to Emerging Markets - ETF Trends
Fresk: EM Heating Up, But Buyers Beware - ETF.com
Traders Recap - Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx ...
Techsonian (press release) - Apr 14, 2014
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM) earlier iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund, pursues investment outcomes that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in worldwide ...
Unusual Activity Alert: Calls Trade in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)
The Options Insider - Mar 31, 2014
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, ...
Risk Appetite: Are You Hungry Enough to Invest in These ETFs? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet
In Return to EM ETFs, Investors Skipping China - ETF Trends
Frontier Markets Looking Ripe For Investments
Bidness Etc - Apr 11, 2014
Emerging market constituents as a whole have been essentially flat for the year, as represented by the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM). The exchange-traded fund is down about 0.3% for the year. Within the BRICS, Brazil's Ibovespa index is down ...
The Global Guru: Why I Think Emerging Markets May be the Next Biotech
NASDAQ - 5 hours ago
Just over the past two weeks, emerging markets equity funds have attracted $5.4 billion in new investment. BlackRock reported a $1.6 billion order for its iShares MSCI Emerging Markets exchange-traded fund (ETF) on April 7, marking the biggest-ever ...

S&P 500 (C Fund)

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for April
Investorplace.com - 19 hours ago
If there's an upside to a market selloff, it's that it causes yields on dividend stocks to rise just when the relative safety of dividend stocks is at its most appealing.
Not a Real Bear Party Until S&P 500's 200-Day Average Is Broken - Bloomberg
S&P 500 will recover, not so much with momentum stocks: Goldman Sachs
MarketWatch (blog) - Apr 14, 2014
“Historical experience suggests the S&P 500, but not momentum, will likely recover during the next few months. Following the drawdowns, S&P 500 posted a 6-month return averaging +5% and delivered a positive return 70% of the time. Momentum declined ...
Goldman Sachs: Why This Isn't 2000 All Over Again - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Stumbling S&P 500 Reaches Worst Stretch of Election Cycle
Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has lost 2.5 percent and 0.3 percent on average in the second and third quarters of years like this one, according to data compiled by S&P Capital IQ and Bloomberg. Stocks in the benchmark gauge are about one percentage ...
S&P 500 Posts Worst Week Since 2012 as Hedge-Fund Favorites Sink
Businessweek - Apr 11, 2014
Allegion Plc (ALLE:US), the S&P 500 company with the highest hedge fund ownership, had its biggest drop ever for the week.
S&P 500 challenges major technical support - MarketWatch
S&P 500 Has Worst Week Since January on Valuation Concern - Bloomberg
CNO Financial Group Larger Than S&P 500 Component Jabil Circuit
NASDAQ - 12 hours ago
In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component CNO Financial Group Inc (Symbol: CNO) was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Jabil Circuit, Inc ...

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

FOMC Moves In The Right Direction [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund ...
Seeking Alpha - Mar 19, 2014
In a few weeks, according to the report following today's FOMC meeting, the Fed will have "tapered" its purchases of bonds by about one-third (from $85 billion per month in December to $55 billion a month). And lo and behold, the sky has not fallen ...
After the Fed: What Investors Should Do Now - WealthManagement.com
iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (AGG) news: Fund rebalancing ...
Seeking Alpha - Mar 26, 2014
Private pension funds and insurance companies - their equity exposure rising along with stock market - have returned to the long end of the curve this year to rebalance their portfolios, says JPMorgan Private Bank CIO Richard Madigan, helping to ...
Avoid Adding New Money To Junk Bond ETFs
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 19, 2014
Frankly I don't blame anyone for wanting to seek a higher return on their assets than the 2.07% yield that an aggregate bond portfolio such as the iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) can provide. This type of low yielding investment ...
Fixed-income inflow trend to continue says Wells
Seeking Alpha - Apr 2, 2014
Worried about volatility and the fact that most bond funds and ETFs never mature (target-date ones don't)? Rehling suggests buying high-quality paper directly and creating bond ladders which allow cash to be received and then put back to work at ...
Reaching For Yield
Seeking Alpha - Apr 6, 2014
I won't post all of the regressions, but I have re-run them. The results are largely the same as before. Yields are low, and spreads are overly tight for everything except CCC bonds. Much of this is the result of the Fed's low fed funds rate and ...

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