stock market

  • Retirement tidal wave still coming, but when?

    Starting in the mid-1990s various experts looked at the aging federal workforce and concluded that the end, for many of them, was near.

  • TSP thermometer: 2018 bad, 2019 good, 2020?

    The S and I funds of the TSP had bad years in 2018 but bounced back big time last year. Mike Causey asked financial planner Arthur Stein why?

  • The TSP’s fast-growing self-made millionaires club

    Thanks to the booming stock market the number of federal-postal workers with $1 million or more Thrift Savings Plan accounts jumped to 49,620 at the end of 2019.

  • Is your TSP portfolio too ‘safe?’

    Many people decided to ride out the Great Recession so they could miss the downside and return to the TSP’s C, S and I stock funds when things got better. Eleven years later, some still haven’t returned.

  • So why aren’t you a TSP millionaire?

    Mike Causey asked Abraham Grungold, a 34-year civil servant, why so many TSP investors have account balances that are so relatively small?

  • The lure of the G fund: Solid investment or fatal attraction?

    To protect their annuities from the ups and downs of the stock market, many active and most retired federal-postal workers have a major chunk of their Thrift Savings Plan account in the Treasury securities G fund.

  • Recession haven: Is the G fund really a ‘safe’ place?

    Most people know the rule is buy low, sell high. If you buy that, the problem is knowing when the market has peaked or bottomed out.

  • How to become a TSP millionaire in 2020

    Just about everybody knows the stock market is long overdue for a correction of 20% or more — maybe a lot more.

  • Is your TSP account ready for the next recession?

    Experts on Wall Street and world financial markets have been predicting another recession, some almost daily, since the last one ended more than 10 years ago.

  • TSP shows marginal growth in November returns

    Although November growth was small for Thrift Savings Plan’s stock and Lifecycle funds, there was at least one standout.