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Are You Ever ‘Too Old’ to Invest?
Is it better to start saving early for retirement? Absolutely! However, not everybody is willing or able to start at a young age. Are you ever really "too old" to invest and save for your future?
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.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared Tuesday
ABC News - Apr 22, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65.12 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,514.37. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 7.66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,879.55.
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday
seattlepi.com - 14 hours ago
Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S.
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did on Monday
ABC News - Apr 21, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average logged its longest winning streak in six months as a big week for corporate earnings began.
Apple's stock split removes an obstacle to its inclusion in Dow Jones average
Dallas Morning News - 11 hours ago
Apple Inc.'s first split in nine years removes an obstacle to its inclusion in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: its $525 stock price.
Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely - Reuters
Apple Stock Split Removes Obstacle to Inclusion in Dow Average - Businessweek
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared
ABC News - Apr 17, 2014
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.

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
A Low-Volatility Approach to Emerging Markets - Morningstar.com
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
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 ...
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF, Morgan ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Apr 22, 2014
Stocks recently featured in the blog include the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (AMEX: EWZ-Free Report), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS-Free Report), Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM-Free Report), JinkoSolar Holding Co.
The Global Guru: Three Surprising Double-Digit Percentage Gainers in 2014 - NASDAQ
Daily ETF Watch: Blue Chip EM ETF Launches - ETF.com
2014 Definitive Guide To China ETFs
ETF.com - 8 hours ago
For example, the $43 billion Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO | C-90) tracks a FTSE index, and the $36 billion iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM | B-100) tracks an MSCI index, so N-shares are excluded from these funds. Meanwhile, the ...

S&P 500 (C Fund)

S&P 500, Nasdaq end 6-day win streak: Stock market live blog recap
MarketWatch (blog) - Apr 23, 2014
The factoid fanatics at Bespoke have presented interesting info about the S&P 500′s six-day winning streaks in the current bull market, which is now in its sixth year.
S&P 500 Falls After Six-Day Rally Amid Earnings, Data - Businessweek
S&P 500 On Track To Hit 2000 This Year
Forbes - Apr 22, 2014
Putting the unnerving ups and downs of the market aside, in my view, the S&P should end the year at or near 2,000. It's been interesting to note that while investors typically get more anxious over market declines, it appears that this time around they ...
S&P 500 Caps Longest Rally in 2014 on Takeover, Earnings
Bloomberg - Apr 22, 2014
The S&P 500 added 0.4 percent to 1,879.55 at 4 p.m. in New York, and earlier rose to within six points of its all-time high.
Stocks close higher as S&P 500 rises for 6th day - USA TODAY
S&P 500 Books 5-Day Winning Streak, All Eyes on Big Earnings Week - TheStreet.com
S&P 500 Rises to Cap Longest Rally in 2014 Amid Earnings
Bloomberg - Apr 21, 2014
The S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent to 1,871.89 at 4 p.m. in New York today, putting its five-day advance at 3.1 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 40.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,449.25.
BlackRock Starts ETF in Brazil to Follow S&P 500 Index
Bloomberg - 13 hours ago
The ETF, to be called the iShares S&P 500 FIC FI Investimento no Exterior, will start trading April 29, according to a separate statement from the exchange operator, BM&FBovespa SA.
BlackRock to List S&P 500 ETF in Brazil - ETF Trends

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

Multi-Asset = Multi-Risk? An Update
Seeking Alpha - 14 hours ago
If you were a conservative, long-only bond investor on January 1, 2013 and decided to ride out uncertainty in the market in a broad bond index fund over this 15+ month period, you were rewarded with a big fat 0% return through Monday April 21, 2014 ...
The Metamorphosis Of The Bond Bears
Seeking Alpha - 2 hours ago
That's a pretty incredible statistic. In late 2012 I noted how several mainstream economists were throwing in the towel on their misconceptions about "bond vigilantes". But that was obviously naive of me. It's clear that economists still think interest ...
Should Your Portfolio Own Commodities?
Seeking Alpha - Apr 21, 2014
You'll note how the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Index Fund (GSG) has beaten the total U.S. stock market over the past three months by almost 7%.
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 ...
The Importance Of Non-Correlated Assets
Seeking Alpha - Apr 17, 2014
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, ...

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