Historical Fund Data
I was looking over the historical returns data on the TSP website and several questions came up.
One, the inception date for AGG is Sept 2003, what did the F Fund track prior to that?
Two, the inception date for EFA is Aug 2001, yet the 2001 returns for the I Fund show for the entire year. Does anyone know where the data came from for the first part of 2001?
And lastly, but not as important...when did the S fund stop tracking the Wilshire 4500?
Noob here, Anyway to set alerts on google finance dwcpf?
I am terrible at keeping up with this. I go in spikes of watching daily, making a few moves to months and months forgetting to even open google finance dwcpf.
Anyway I can set an alert for drops in google to email me?
Just want something saying hey S fund dropped X points. I'll go look and then decide on moving....
529 or Coverdell
Any thoughts pro or con? I have a Coverdell for my daughter because its so versatile. I'm considering also a 529.
Looks like a good day for L2050.. A bit too good..
Data for 17 Feb for L2040 was posted to L2050..
Hurry and cash out before some one changes it..
Interesting new bill for health savings accounts
https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/medi ... xiosvitals
Recommended Reading List
I'd like to start a recommended reading list. I'm always interested in what others see as valuable reading material. Let's make three categories. Investing (since this is a forum based on investing), Fiction and Nonfiction. When you post your recommendations, let me know which category you want me to place each book into.
As the thread goes on longer, I'll update this first post so everybody has an easily see the list without having to dig through the thread. I'll also put it in my signature block so it doesn't get lost.
Edit: Good idea with the blog list and article, wisepierre. I'll add those as two other categories.
- The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley (for newbies and those in debt)
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel (recommended for newbies)
- Common Sense on Mutual Funds - John Bogle (recommended for newbies)
- The Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey (for newbies and those in debt)
- The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles - Jeffrey Hirsch
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - John Bogle
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
- The Intelligent Investor - Warren Buffet
----End of Aitrus' List----
- The Coffeehouse Investor - Bill Schultheis (an easy intro to all those investing terms and jargon - haywoodkb)
- The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need - Andrew Tobias (a really complete guide to managing money - haywoodkb)
- The Little Book of Main Street Money - Jonathan Clements (haywoodkb)
- A Random Walk Guide to Investing - Burton Malkiel (haywoodkb)
- The Four Pillars of Investing - William Bernstein (haywoodkb)
- All About Asset Allocation - Richard A. Ferri (haywoodkb)
- Your Money or Your Life - Vicki Robin (specifically about relationships and money - wisepierre)
- The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke - Suze Orman (wisepierre)
- I Will Teach You to be Rich - Ramit Sethi (wisepierre)
- The Boglehead's Guide to Investing - Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf (wisepierre)
- The Boglehead's Guide to Retirement Planning - Larimore, Lindauer and LeBoeuf (wisepierre)
- The Richest Man in Babylon - George Clason (wisepierre)
- If You Can: How Millenials Can Get Rich Slowly - William Bernstein
- The Myst Reader - Rand Miller (All are in no particular order, but kudos for those that get why I list this one first)
- Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein
- Methusela's Children - Robert A. Heinlein
- Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
- Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
- Dune - Frank Herbert
- Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
- The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
- The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemmingway
- The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway
- For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemmingway
- Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss
- The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homer
- World War Z - Max Brooks
- The Rama series - Arthur C. Clarke
- The Road - Cormac McCarthy
- The Stand - Stephen King
- Contact - Carl Sagan
- Ringworld - Larry Niven
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