Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
How the elections may hit your TSP fund
Friday - 11/5/2010, 10:31am EDT
Senior Internet Editor
Elections affect investments, but the most recent results will mean changing your financial plans to reflect something unusual: no change.
Certified financial planner Arthur Stein told Federal News Radio he expects the Bush era tax cuts to be extended. "This means that the current low tax rates on dividends and capital gains," said Stein, "which are now a maximum of 15 percent are likely to be extended into next year. Now it's certainly not a given, but it's more likely."
Another point to keep in mind, noted Stien, is that the "12 months after midterm elections, historically, have been very good for the stock market, with way above average returns."
The news isn't all good, according to Stein.
But there's nothing in the election to think it's going to deal with our major problems. You know, a slow growing economy, sluggish growth, high unemployment, falling dollar, dismal housing market, large federal debt. Those are our real issues and of course it's market fundamentals that really determine what happens to the stock market in the long term. So there will be some effect from the election, more in terms of tax policy than anything else.
But TSP investors should be stout of heart, said Stein. "If historical trends continue, the next 12 months should be good."