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Is the TSP TOO Cheap?
The author says that one of the TSP's greatest strengths (its low costs) can also be one of its greatest weaknesses.
‘In-Service’ Withdrawals and Your TSP
Federal employees are allowed to withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan while still working for two reasons: financial hardship and age. The author explains how these withdrawals work.
Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling
The Treasury Department is having to use "extraordinary measures" to offset hitting the debt ceiling, and that includes using money from the G Fund to help pay for government operations.
Five Tips to Maximize Your TSP Savings
Are you taking full advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan to save for your retirement? The author provides some simple tips to help you maximize your savings.
How To Get Back Into a Hot Stock Market
The stock market has been on a tear, setting numerous record highs in the last several weeks. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, how do you know the best time to get back into the market?

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Pares Losses As Trumpcare Bill Fails
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 25, 2017
The real news came to a head with about 20 minutes left in the trading session. That's when House Republican leaders officially canceled a planned vote on the bill.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Sputters Ahead Of Crucial Healthcare Vote
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 24, 2017
Breadth was positive, 2 to 1, on above average volume. ROC(10)'s declined, with the NDX crossing back into negative territory.
Trump trades unravel, banks and miners tumble - The Australian Financial Review
Overnight Markets: Wall Street slips amid concerns about tax-cut delay - Citywire.co.uk
Spring Malaisse Hits The Dow Jones Industrial Average
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 21, 2017
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial updates the important technical levels for investors to focus on as we progress through what looks like a very slow week in the markets.
Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average Poised For Another Huge Rally?
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 24, 2017
The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) was trading at $206.59 per share on Friday morning, up $0.28 (+0.14%).
Technicals Signal More Downside Risk For The Dow Jones Industrial Average
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 22, 2017
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial takes an in-depth look at Tuesday's big market pullback, and updates the important technical levels for investors and traders to focus on as we approach the end of the quarter.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (I Fund)

International Stocks Could Finally Be Taking The Reins From US Equities
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 23, 2017
Combined with this EAFE/S&P 500 trendline break, this favorable action around the world suggests that there is considerable weight to this potential developing international theme.
EFA: iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF
Investopedia - Dec 22, 2015
has a long history in the exchange-traded fund marketplace, achieving returns for investors at an annualized rate of 5.53% since the fund's inception. Fund managers with EFA work to track the investment returns of the fund's target index, MSCI EAFE ...
Here's Why Investors Must Look Outside The US For ETFs That Will Outperform
ETF Daily News (blog) - Jan 13, 2017
Here's the thing: The best performing stock market gains are consistently found far beyond U.S. borders. Sadly, too many individual investors fail to do so, and are missing out on sizeable gains in overseas markets.
EAFE Funds See Big Continued Inflows As We Approach 2017
ETF Daily News (blog) - Dec 29, 2016
The iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (NYSE:EFA) was trading at $57.51 per share on Thursday afternoon, up $0.12 (+0.21%).
SCZ: iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF
Investopedia - Dec 15, 2015
MSCI EAFE is a much larger and more regionally diverse underlying index than you find in most ETFs or indexed mutual funds. Part of the Morgan Stanley Capital International series, this index is designed to reproduce overall equity market performance ...

S&P 500 (C Fund)

S&P 500 posts steepest slide since October
Financial Times - Mar 21, 2017
The S&P 500 index dropped 1.2 per cent to 2,344, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1 per cent to 20,668 and the Nasdaq Composite slumped 1.8 per cent to 5,793.8.
Dow, S&P 500 Futures Rise As Trump Wants Friday Vote; Watch These 3 Tech Giants - Investor's Business Daily
S&P 500 Buybacks Total $135.3 Billion for Q4 2016, Decline for Full-Year 2016 - Yahoo Finance
S&P 500 Weekly Update: I Am Not Abandoning This Bull Market Over A Healthcare ...
Seeking Alpha - Mar 24, 2017
Looking for a reason for the recent market pause is a fool's errand. It's simple, the stock market was overbought. Anxiety over the healthcare bill is overdone.
Here's What Might Derail The Bank Rally And Take The S&P 500 Lower
Seeking Alpha - Mar 23, 2017
Since November 1st, the S&P 500 is up over 10% while bank stock ETFs are up over 20%. The Fed's path to rate normalization may be impacted by economic growth more so than Washington politics.
S&P 500 Reverse Losses Ahead of Crucial Healthcare Vote - Economic Calendar
S&P 500 Gets Rescued, With 2400 Again In Its Sights
Seeking Alpha - Mar 23, 2017
If this is an intermediate decline, it has been tame so far. Momentum and capital seems again to be on the bulls' side. The huge upturn in the McClellan Oscillator is indicating fresh momentum.
S&P 500 Teeters- Key Levels to Know
DailyFX - Mar 23, 2017
Technical Outlook:The S&P 500 broke a near-term consolidation pattern this week with the decline taking out the monthly opening range lows & the monthly open.

iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (F Fund)

Schwab: Fed Decision Was Already Fully Priced Into The Bond Markets
ETF Daily News (blog) - Mar 22, 2017
The iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (NYSE:AGG) was trading at $108.46 per share on Wednesday afternoon, up $0.19 (+0.18%).
AGG: iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF
Investopedia - Aug 3, 2015
Additionally, bond funds help to reduce overall volatility in an individual's investment portfolio. Bond ETFs typically have very low costs.
AGG
ETF.com - Oct 10, 2013
The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF tracks an index of US investment-grade bonds. ... In a segment where four funds (AGG, BND, SCHZ and BNDS) track essentially the same underlying index, holding and trading costs are the driving factors.
Doug Casey Warns: “Sell All Your Bonds” As Global Bubble Collapses
ETF Daily News (blog) - Dec 16, 2016
Sell all your bonds.” The iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund (NYSE:AGG) closed at $107.16 per share in Thursday, down $0.13 (-0.12%) and hitting new 52-week lows.
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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