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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?
What happens to your federal benefits if you leave before you are eligible to retire? Here is a summary.
$22 Million Dollar Retired Federal Employee
Which federal employee has accumulated the highest net worth as a stock market investor? This former IRS auditor may be at the top of the list.
Changes Coming to the TSP
Two significant changes are being considered for the Thrift Savings Plan. Here is a summary.
The TSP is Soaring: Are You Maximizing This Opportunity?
The current bull market has had an amazing run, but the tide could shift at some point. These are some actions you can take to prepare for a market downturn.
Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment
Should you stay in your federal job or leave for the private sector? The author looks at benefits and considerations of both areas of employment.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Boeing Could Soar Another 100000 Feet and Stay the Hottest Dow Jones ...
TheStreet.com - 5 hours ago
On average, Wall Street analysts expect Boeing to report earnings of $2.31 per share for Q2 -- and, if history is any indication, it's one that Boeing is likely to hit.
Home Depot Drops Dow Jones Industrial Average - Schaeffers Research (blog)
Nasdaq Extends Win Streak to 10; Dow Jones Industrial Average Hit By Home Depot - Nasdaq
Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Signal Another New Record
Schaeffers Research (blog) - 10 hours ago
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are trading just above fair value, after the blue-chip index closed at a record high on Wednesday.
E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average (YM) Futures Analysis – July 19, 2017 Forecast - FX Empire
Nasdaq, VIX Break Records; Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains Despite IBM Drop
Nasdaq - Jul 19, 2017
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) finished at a record closing high, despite a sharp loss from IBM , which reported subpar earnings results.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Point to New High
Schaeffers Research (blog) - Jul 17, 2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures are trading higher, pointing to another day of record highs for the blue-chip index.
Nasdaq Ekes Out 7th Win; Dow Jones Industrial Average Ends Slightly Lower - Nasdaq
Blue-Chip Dow Jones Industrials Sag, But This Dow Stock Rises - Investor's Business Daily
Dow jumps to record after Yellen signals future rate hikes will be gradual
CNBC - Jul 12, 2017
U.S. equities rose on Wednesday as investors parsed through testimony from the top-ranking Federal Reserve official. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 123.07 points higher at 21,532.14, a record. The 30-stock index also notched an all-time ...
Dow Jones hits record high after Fed pledges sell-off - The Hill
Dow Jumps to New Record as a Measured Yellen Inspires Market Rally - TheStreet.com

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (I Fund)

Macro Risk Advisors' iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund ETF Trade
Benzinga - Jun 7, 2017
Pravit Chintawongvanich of Macro Risk Advisors spoke on Bloomberg Markets about a bullish options trade in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (NYSE: EFA). With the ETF, he can get exposure to the European and Japanese equity market and also ...
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 ...
Smart Beta Factor Update
Nasdaq - 5 hours ago
The quilt below consists of International Equity ETFs for each of the seven popular investment factors we examined for Domestic Equities above.
Options Indicator Says Time To Sell iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)
ETF Daily News (blog) - Jun 14, 2017
The iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund ETF (NYSE:EFA) was trading at $66.65 per share on Wednesday afternoon, up $0.08 (+0.12%). Year-to-date, EFA has gained 15.45%, versus a 9.33% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.
iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF Assets Under Management Increased by 1.09 ...
Weekly Register - 14 hours ago
Today were published iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:SCZ)'s daily net flows. The ETF registered $93.75M asset inflows for 1.09% increase, reaching $8589.65M after yestarday's trading session.
Cape Ann Savings Bank Buys iShares MSCI EAFE, Hasbro Inc, American Express Co ... - GuruFocus.com
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) Short Interest Down 22.6% in June - Transcript Daily

S&P 500 (C Fund)

AO Smith added to S&P 500
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee) - 6 hours ago
S&P Dow Jones Indices is making several other changes ahead of July 26. ResMed Inc., Packaging Corporation of America and Duke Realty Corp.
AO Smith to join the S&P 500 - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Most Undervalued Stocks Of The S&P 500 - July 2017
Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago
By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected the ten most undervalued companies of the S&P 500. All of these companies are suitable for the Defensive Investor and/or the Enterprising Investor.
S&P 500's Biggest Pension Plans Face $382 Billion Funding Gap
Bloomberg - 14 hours ago
People who rely on their company pension plans to fund their retirement may be in for a shock: Of the 200 biggest defined-benefit plans in the S&P 500 based on assets, 186 aren't fully funded. Simply put, they don't have enough money to fund current ...
Charting a third-quarter breakout, S&P 500 target projects to 2500 mark
MarketWatch - Jul 18, 2017
The major U.S. benchmarks' bigger-picture technical backdrop continues to strengthen amid a bullish third-quarter start. Consider that the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have reached all-time highs - and thus far sustained the July breakout - while the ...
S&P 500, Nasdaq Hit Records; Dow Falls On Banks, ACA Repeal Failure - Barron's
Nasdaq and S&P 500 Jump to New Records, Dow Tanks - TheStreet.com
A long-term look at the S&P 500 shows why more gains could be ahead
CNBC - Jul 17, 2017
The S&P 500 is trading just below its all-time highs, and one market strategist sees further gains ahead. "The No.

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

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 The End Of Ultra-Easy Monetary Policy Means For Bonds (AGG)
ETF Daily News (blog) - Jul 18, 2017
We believe gradual monetary policy normalization and sustained global economic expansion point to moderately higher global bond yields. This supports our preference for stocks over bonds and our favoring of the momentum and value style factors. A risk ...
Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index ETFs -- 3 Ways to Make Investing in Bonds Easier
Motley Fool - Jun 8, 2017
For proper asset allocation, it's important to maintain an age-appropriate portfolio of stocks and bonds. Unlike stocks, which can be quite volatile, bonds can add a conservative element to your investment strategy.
Why Advisors Love Bond ETFs So Much (AGG)
ETF Daily News (blog) - Jun 28, 2017
If you are looking to get started with bond ETFs, consider a broad fund like iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) or iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB). If you are more interested in building a custom portfolio, the Core Builder Tool ...
So Far, The Bond Markets Are Calling Janet Yellen's Rate Hike Bluff
ETF Daily News (blog) - Feb 27, 2017
The iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (NYSE:AGG) was trading at $108.80 per share on Monday afternoon, down $0.2 (-0.18%).

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