We spent a career squirreling away money for retirement, expecting our portfolios will be able to carry us thru our golden years. But are our expectations unreasonable? How long will our portfolios last? Is there a certain amount of portfolio income that is just unsustainable? What happens if the market underperforms? We will address
Facts: Unemployment increased 0.1%, up to 4%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.4%, according to the final estimate. PMI, posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 56.6%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) gained 8% (in just 1 month!) Assessment: The S&P 500 had a tremendous bounce back, recovering all it’s losses from 2018.
Facts: Unemployment increased 0.2%, up to 3.9%. 3rd Quarter GDP came in at 3.4%, according to the 3rd estimate. PMI, posted another month of expansion, with the index reading 54.1%. The S&P 500 (C Fund) got hammered and lost 9.03% (in just 1 month!) Assessment: Unemployment did increase, but this is the first increase in 4 months, and
What should you do with your investments outside of your TSP? Should you invest them the same way as you do the TSP? Should one account be more aggressive or conservative than the other? Should you just consolidate them? How do you make these decisions? Join me in my upcoming webinar – COORDINATING YOUR TSP WITH
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Facts: The initial estimate for 2018’s 2nd quarter’s GDP came in at a solid 4%, and the final estimate for 2018’s 1st quarter’s GDP was revised up to 2.2%. The S&P 500 posted a solid gain of 3.72%. Unemployment dropped to 3.9%. PMI, again, posted another stellar month of expansion, with the index reading 58.3%. Assessment:
March 12, 2018 Facts: The S&P 500 had a HUGE drop of 3.7%. PMI, again, had explosive growth, up almost a full percent from last month to 60.8%. The 2nd estimate for the 4th quarter’s GDP is 2.5%. Unemployment was stable at 4.1%. It’s been at 4.1% for 4 months. Assessment: If we could ignore