Stock Market Volatility and Your Retirement Funds: How Did TSP Investors React Last Week?

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.

Do Your Emotions Dictate Your Retirement Investments?

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?

Politics and the Economy Are Not the Same: How Are Your TSP Investments Faring?

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?