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The Coming Week’s Top Market Movers, Lessons: The Only Thing Driving Global Markets (I Fund)

 •  September 1

By Cliff Wachtel: How bullish and bearish forces align for stock indexes, forex and other global markets, both technical and fundamental outlooks,...

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TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

 •  August 30

It was a wild pre-holiday week for stocks but many indices managed to close near their highs for the week. The geopolitical environment......

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Are Stocks Set For A Major Decline In The Fall?

 •  August 30

By Eric Parnell, CFA:The market news coverage is becoming increasingly polarized. On one side of the debate are those that believe the sky is the...

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Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds a 1 Percent Pay Raise

 •  August 29

The president issued an alternative pay plan late Friday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1 percent in 2015....

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Fed Tightening Is Bullish For Bonds And Stocks

 •  August 29

By Christopher Mahoney:The common wisdom for understanding the behavior of the capital market since the Crash: "The Fed launched QE in order to...

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In Battle Of Market Influencers, Putin Takes Round 2

 •  August 29

By Markos Kaminis:In my article, Yellen vs. Putin - Who Wins?, I pondered which market influencer would wield the most power. When authored, Janet...

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Can You Apply for Phased Retirement This Fall? It Depends on Your Agency

 •  August 29

OPM is accepting applications beginning in November, but some agencies are telling employees they can’t apply that soon. Continue reading →

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Obama calls for 1 percent pay increase for feds starting Jan. 1

 •  August 29

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How to save for retirement while in your 20s

 •  August 28

Starting to save for retirement in your 20s is a wise choice. Here are some ways to begin. Continue reading →

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Phased Retirement: Case Studies

 •  August 28

Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option. Continue reading →

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