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
ABC News - 8 hours ago
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 16.31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,408.54. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 2.54 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,864.85.
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.
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday
seattlepi.com - Apr 15, 2014
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.
Dow Jones industrial Average up 61 points at 16234 - Fox 2 KFXV
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today: Your 5 Must-Read Stories
Money Morning - 9 hours ago
The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 16 points to 16,408.5; the S&P 500 gained 2.5 points to 1,864.8; the Nasdaq rose 9.2 points to 4,095.5.
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Friday
ABC News - Apr 10, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 143.47 points, or 0.9 percent, to 16,026.75. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 17.39 points, or 1 percent, to 1,815.69.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday - seattlepi.com
Dow Jones Industrial Average Slammed Today – Here's What You Need To Know - Money Morning

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 Low-Volatility Approach To Emerging Markets - Seeking Alpha
A Defensive ETF Approach to Emerging Markets - ETF Trends
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
The Ongoing Allure of Frontier Markets - ETF Trends
Daily ETF Watch: Qatar, UAE Funds Near
ETF.com - Apr 17, 2014
Besides setting up the possibility of creating two new single-country ETFs, the promotion of the two countries will also have important implications for iShares' $35 billion emerging markets fund, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM | B-100 ...
Knowing ETF Firms' Traits Can Help You Sort Field - Investor's Business Daily
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 ...
Breakout ETF is a Backdoor to Brazil - ETF Trends
Weekly ETF Flows: $9.7B Into Equities - ETF.com

S&P 500 (C Fund)

Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July
Reuters - 23 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.
S&P 500 closes higher for 4th day; Dow drops - USA TODAY
Stock market live blog: S&P 500, Dow slip; Goldman jumps on earnings, but IBM ...
MarketWatch (blog) - 21 hours ago
It's also quite choppy in the early going. The S&P 500 has briefly moved into positive territory before turning lower again.
Stumbling S&P 500 Reaches Worst Stretch of Election Cycle
Bloomberg - Apr 16, 2014
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 ...
Stocks Rise on Earnings, Economy as Copper, Pound Gain
Bloomberg - Apr 15, 2014
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose, giving it the best three-day rally in two months, while Treasuries fell as Yahoo! Inc. jumped on earnings and U.S.
S&P 500 Gains for Third Day on Yahoo Earnings, Factory Report - Businessweek
The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for April
Investorplace.com - Apr 15, 2014
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
Intraday Volatility In US Stock Markets To Rise This Week - Bidness Etc

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

The Importance Of Non-Correlated Assets
Seeking Alpha - 8 hours ago
As a proxy for the asset classes we are going to use Vanguard's Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), Vanguard's Total Bond Market ETF (BND), and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM). They represent the total U.S. stock market, total U.S. bond market, ...
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 ...
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
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 ...

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