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The TSP is temporarily relaxing its hardship withdrawal rules to help victims of Hurricane Irma.
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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Weaker Economic Data Can't Stop The Dow Jones Industrial Average Rally
ETF Daily News (blog) - Sep 19, 2017
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial recaps Monday's rally that saw the U.S. markets hit new highs, despite a late-day swoon, and previews Tuesday's action with an update of the important technical levels to watch in the major averages.
Dow, S&P, Nasdaq set new record highs ahead of Fed meeting - Financial Times
Buffett: Dow Jones Industrial Average Will Hit 1 Million In 100 Years
ETF Daily News (blog) - 2 hours ago
Buffett, a reliable optimist about the future of the U.S., predicted on Tuesday night that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will be “over 1 million” in 100 years. That would be roughly 45 times the Dow's current level of nearly 22,400, which is already ...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Little Changed As Fed Meeting Looms
ETF Daily News (blog) - Sep 20, 2017
Technical analyst Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial recaps Tuesday anemic market action and looks ahead to today's session, which will likely be very quiet leading up to the Federal Reserve's meeting at 2:00pm.
New Highs Just Out Of Reach For The Dow Jones Industrial Average
ETF Daily News (blog) - Sep 12, 2017
It was just 2 points below its all-time intraday high of 2490. It closed 1 point above its Bollinger Band® top ... The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) rose $0.58 (+0.26%) in premarket trading Tuesday. Year-to-date, DIA has gained 13.44 ...
Geopolitical Turmoil Can't Keep Dow Jones Industrial Average From New Highs
ETF Daily News (blog) - Sep 18, 2017
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial kicks off the new trading week with a recap of last week's big rally that took the major averages to new all-time highs, and looks ahead with an update of the important technical indicators.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (I Fund)

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (EFA): The Quick Guide to EFA
Investorplace.com - May 8, 2017
When U.S. investors stray away from U.S. stocks, their first destination is often developed markets. There are scores of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer investors exposure to alternative (vs. U.S.) developed markets and one of the most popular ...
Different Ways to Think About the MSCI EAFE Index
Investopedia - Aug 15, 2017
... index, has generated returns that have ranked high against U.S. large-blend funds. The composition of the MSCI EAFE Index provides some insight as to why it has been such a mediocre benchmark." (See also: EFA: iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF.).
Form 497 BlackRock Funds III - StreetInsider.com
Gateway Advisory LLC Acquires New Stake in iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT) - Alive For Football
Assetmark, Inc Buys SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities, iShares ...
Nasdaq - Sep 15, 2017
Assetmark, Inc initiated holdings in iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund. The purchase prices were between $32.05 and $34.46, with an ... Assetmark, Inc initiated holdings in SPDR DJ STOXX 50 Etf. The purchase prices were between $31.5 and $35.21 ...
+DI Over -DI on Shares of iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) - Newburgh Gazette
Traders Sell iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) on Strength (EFA) - TrueBlueTribune
The truth is finally starting to emerge about socially responsible investing
CNBC - Jun 16, 2017
The expense ratio of 0.40 percent is only slightly higher than the iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF's 0.33 percent annual fee.
The Rush to Developed Markets ETFs Continues (EFA, IEFA)
Investopedia - Jun 26, 2017
For the week that ended June 22, five of the top 10 asset-gathering ETFs were developed market funds tracking the MSCI EAFE Index or an equivalent index, along with an ETF that is a direct competitor to those funds. During the week that ended June 22 ...

S&P 500 (C Fund)

One more big push is coming for the S&P 500, thanks to these losers
MarketWatch - Sep 20, 2017
Going into that, the S&P 500 is up about 12% year-to-date, which puts it in the running for best year since at least 2013.
Dow, S&P 500 edge up to new records after Fed
Financial Times - 20 hours ago
The S&P 500 and Dow clocked fresh record highs on Wednesday led by a rally in energy stocks and gains in financials that benefitted as the Federal Reserve signalled it could still lift rates one more time this year.
Bull trend confirmed, S&P 500 reaches uncharted territory ahead of the Fed - MarketWatch
S&P 500 buybacks have dropped by 25% since the first quarter of 2016
MarketWatch - Sep 18, 2017
Buybacks for companies in the S&P 500 index US:SPX have been steadily dropping and reached $120.1 billion in the second quarter, according to preliminary data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Q2 2017 S&P 500 Buybacks Fall 9.8% from Q1, to $120.1 Billion - Markets Insider
Dow, S&P rise to record close after bank stocks surge on the Fed
CNBC - Sep 20, 2017
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average closed at record highs and bank stocks surged after the Federal Reserve indicated another rate hike this year was possible and that it would begin the unwinding of its balance sheet next month.
Why Did the S&P 500 and Dow Rise to Fresh Record Highs? - Market Realist
Wall Street Firms Before Fed Rate Decision as Telecoms Lift S&P 500 - Nasdaq
S&P 500 Bulls Undeterred by Hawkish Fed; Eyes on Slope Resistance
DailyFX - 7 hours ago
The dip in stocks wasn't really much of a “tank” as the S&P 500 fell only about 10 handles, it just felt like it in this low-volatility environment (VIX closed sub-10).

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

Fed Spells Out The Beginning Of The End For QE (AGG)
ETF Daily News (blog) - 1 hour ago
From Invesco: Today, the Federal Reserve (Fed) officially announced the start of its balance sheet unwinding process, embarking on a slow journey of reversing the quantitative easing (QE) policy that it launched in the wake of the global financial crisis.
AGG: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF
Investopedia - Dec 23, 2015
Additionally, bond funds help to reduce overall volatility in an individual's investment portfolio. Bond ETFs typically have very low costs.
What is Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index?
Motley Fool - Jun 8, 2017
So, using a fund like one of the three discussed here can make this portion of your portfolio easier, and take the guesswork out of bond investing. As an example, the iShares fund has 6,202 different bond holdings as of June 2, 2017. The benefit of ...
Will The Fed Start Normalization This Week? (AGG)
ETF Daily News (blog) - Sep 18, 2017
Recall that the previous week there was a surprise announcement that President Donald Trump had made a deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and temporarily fund the government and also to fund the response to Hurricane Harvey.
iShares Core US Aggregate Bond (AGG) Rises 0.06% for Sep 20
WeeklyHub - 21 hours ago
More notable recent iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:AGG) news were published by: Etfdailynews.com which released: “Will The Fed Start Normalization This Week?

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