Latest Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns 2021

TSP fund performance figures for the G, F, C, S, I and L investment funds as calculated by the Thrift Savings Plan.   TSP FundsThere are currently 15 investment funds in the Thrift Savings Plan. Five are individual stock and bond funds, and the others are...

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January TSP Processing Schedule

January 17 — The financial markets will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Thrift Savings Plan will also be closed. Transactions that would have been processed Monday night (January 17) will be processed...

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TSP Thrift Savings Plan Returns 2021

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Summary of ReturnsBelow are the TSP fund performance figures for the G, F, C, S, I and L investment funds as calculated by the Thrift Savings Plan.   A description of each of the TSP funds here. 5 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)...

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Weekly Market Commentary

COVID-19 strikes again. Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Europe, climbing from about 700,000 new cases a week in September to 2.6 million a week in November, reported Richard Pérez-Peña and Jason Horowitz of the New York Times. As Thanksgiving...

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Weekly Stock Market Commentary

Treasury Note is simply the yield at the close of the day on each of the historical time periods. Sources: Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, djindexes.com, London Bullion Market Association.Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indices are unmanaged and...

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Retiree COLAs for 2022 Announced

Cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) rates for federal annuities in 2022 were announced earlier today.Retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will receive a 5.9 percent increase while those under the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)...

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Market Commentary – September 9, 2019

Market Commentary – September 9, 2019

Remember the movie Groundhog Day?Bill Murray’s character is a crotchety newsman who lives the same day over and over again. After exhausting other options, he chooses self-improvement and eventually escapes the cycle.The movie came to mind last week when...

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Market Commentary – September 3, 2019

Market Commentary – September 3, 2019

What, me worry?About this time last year, Time Magazine reported on anxiety in America. Almost 40 percent of Americans reported being more anxious than they were the previous year.The performance of stock and bond markets this summer may have pushed those...

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How important labor still is today

How important labor still is today

Happy Labor Day!  As you know, this holiday is for celebrating the Labor Movement and the contributions workers have made to our nation’s history. But in recent years, as our society has grown ever more automated and modernized, we sometimes think we forget how...

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Market Commentary – August 26, 2019

Have you ever watched a lake in a thunderstorm?Heavy rain pummels the surface. Dark clouds drop the sky closer to the water. Gusty winds crash waves ashore. Up top, on land, damage may occur. Underneath, in the deeper water, things often remain pretty much...

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Market Commentary – August 19, 2019

Don’t let volatility get you down.Last week was the 40th anniversary of BusinessWeek’s infamous cover headline: ‘The Death of Equities: How inflation is destroying the stock market.’ The publication’s current iteration, Bloomberg Businessweek, reported it...

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Market Commentary – August 12, 2019

Global selloff. Quick comeback.Investors boomeranged from stocks to safe havens and back as trade tensions between the United States and China intensified last week. The Economist reported:“On August 1st President Donald Trump warned that he would soon...

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Market Commentary – August 5, 2019

Tariffs strike again.The Federal Open Market Committee completed what it called ‘a mid-cycle adjustment’ with a quarter-point rate cut last week. Some investors were unhappy when Fed officials implied there would not be another reduction this year. They’d...

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Weekly Market Commentary – November 7, 2016

The Markets Markets hate uncertainty – and that may create opportunities. Last week, investors experienced another bout of election jitters, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index fell for the ninth straight session. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX),...

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