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LSA  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:01:26 PM(UTC)
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What percentages do you go by in your TSP account, how often do you consider a change in the proportions and what's your reasoning?


LSA2012-04-13 02:08:27
martyb  
#2 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:14:10 PM(UTC)
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100% S for the last 2 months.  My reasoning is I'm up by about 12% for the year so far.
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Kathi52  
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:17:29 PM(UTC)
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What percentages do you go by in your TSP account LSA? How often do you consider a change? What is YOUR reasoning? Just asking because when one leads with a question, one must divulge.
fedman53  
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:36:51 PM(UTC)
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Now It's a 50/50 split between G/F and C/S combos. Changed a few months ago from all F. Think Government and markets are too positive about US and world (EU and China) financial situations. If you remember went through almost same thing in late 10 and early 11. Everyone got so optimistic and gas prices shot to $4.14 (avg). People cut spending/vacation and the markets tanked in May, June, July, Aug, Sept of 2011. We are at the same place now..market indicators are starting to fall, gas at $3.98 avg, China GDP not near expectations.
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#5 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2012 5:07:57 AM(UTC)
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I was split between the C and the S funds but I moved everything to the G fund the beginning of April.  I just don't get a good feel on the Europe and China situations.
JimEli  
#6 Posted : Friday, April 13, 2012 1:17:36 PM(UTC)
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Attempting to time the markets is one of the most basic and illogical mistakes in investing. The evidence proving its foolishness is voluminous. For a quick and uncomplicated explanation of this basic mistake, including specific advice on how to allocate your TSP, I recommend "Financial Fitness Forever: 5 Steps to More Money, Less Risk, and More Peace of Mind".

 
Why Smart People Fail to Beat the Market:

 

http://www.rickferri.com/blog/strategy/why-smart-people-fail-to-beat-the-market/

 

Big Brains Don’t Outsmart Markets:

 

http://www.rickferri.com/blog/strategy/big-brains-don%e2%80%99t-outsmart-markets/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RickFerri+%28Rick+Ferri+Blog%29

 

Maybe a more appropriate question is “What makes you think you can?”

 

JimEli2012-04-14 07:53:24
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