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Subject:  Re: TSP Retirement Investment Date:  1/26/2005  6:23 PM
Author:  bogwan Number:  44205 of 78166

An interesting 'theoretical' question:

Should a US gov. employee invest in US gov bonds?

1) If the the US gov was a private corp I would say no. The credit rating of the company and the security of the employee pay is too correlated. Employees should not invest in their own company's securities unless they are given a special discount or they are complelled to as part of a scheme to motivate employees.

2) The value of US gov employees sa