A rational person could read recent financial headlines and conclude that the end of wealth accumulation was at hand. A credit crunch, falling housing prices, falling stock prices and general panic seemed to be in the air. How did TSP investors react? Did they bail out of their TSP stock funds? Here are the statistics that reflect the actions of your fellow investors.
TSP stock fund investors will see a reduction in their stock returns for the second month in a row as the fund reflect the overall direction of the stock market. Here are the results for the TSP funds for July 2007.
The stock market has been volatile as new market highs are followed by dramatic drops in stock prices. Should you yield to your inner conscience and sell your TSP stock funds while you can still get out? Invest your money wisely and enjoy the ride.
The stock market has hit new high levels. TSP stock funds are hitting new highs. Some investors are elated. For those TSP investors getting ready to retire, and who may have sold their stock funds when the market dropped back in February, their emotions may be moving in the opposite direction. Will they now sell the bond funds and move into stocks?
The TSP stock funds are generally down for the month of June. TSP investors should not focus on the returns of one month when investing for their retirement future and, when looking at a longer term time period, the TSP stock funds have been very good to investors. Here are the results.
Readers have strong opinions about Congressional involvement in the TSP and fear that the pot of money is an irresistible temptation for lawmakers.
Would you prefer to have your TSP money only being invested in “socially responsible” companies as defined by Congress or the TSP?
Your TSP funds did very well in May. Here are the results. What does the future hold? We should be at the end of a long bull market but some optimists see a very bright future for stocks.
April was another good month for TSP investors. We have had several years of excellent growth in the stock market and many TSP investors have done very well. But, after counting your retirement dollars in your TSP as a result of the April returns, step back and take a hard look at how your money is now distributed. Are you ready for the future?
Does planning for retirement make you nervous? How did you react when the TSP stock funds dropped in February? Some investors made money. Probably many more investors lost money by reacting too quickly. It will happen again just as it has happened before.