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Old 07-21-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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State pension funds have started reporting their investment returns for the past fiscal year. Pensioners can hope theirs did well and that their funding levels have increased. Certainly pensioners in California should be happy and we all should hope to do as well. As your state posts you can share here and hopefuly we will see a very positive emerging nationally. Will make it a lot easier on state governments moving forward and that is good.


CalPERS and California State Teachers' Retirement System returns: - latimes.com

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California's biggest pension funds reported that a booming stock market and private-equity gains helped them post their largest returns in over a decade.

The California Public Employees' Retirement System pension fund grew 20.7% in the fiscal year ending June 30, its best return in 14 years. The California State Teachers' Retirement System fund, known as CalSTRS, increased 23.1%, the best it has done in a quarter century.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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TuborgP is correct, of course, that the article he linked is good news, both for Calif. taxpayers and for public employees and public school teachers in that state. However, just for the sake of perspective, the article goes on to point out that the value of the holdings of both the funds is still below the peak values which were reached in 2007 before the national financial meltdown. In other words, they are still climbing out of a deep hole. Don't mean to be pessimistic, as I agree that the climb out of the hole during the past year is impressive, and of course any economic good news at this point is welcome indeed.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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TuborgP is correct, of course, that the article he linked is good news, both for Calif. taxpayers and for public employees and public school teachers in that state. However, just for the sake of perspective, the article goes on to point out that the value of the holdings of both the funds is still below the peak values which were reached in 2007 before the national financial meltdown. In other words, they are still climbing out of a deep hole. Don't mean to be pessimistic, as I agree that the climb out of the hole during the past year is impressive, and of course any economic good news at this point is welcome indeed.
Much greater and longer steps were taking to get out of that hole.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Generally the markets are doing great. Its just that its a jobless recovery for people. So its quite helpful for those of us who are retired and on pensions. In my case, I didn't evfen think of taking money out of my pension fund to invest myself: there is no way that I can get the kind of return that the money managers of my pension fund are getting---upwards of 8-9 % when a big CD return is 1.05 %.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Yep;FED policy is killing any cash type funds of retirees.My pension is fine as are my investments.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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I want to give a thanks to Joseph Dear and CalPERS for their activity. I hope they will continue their activity with full energy.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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I want to give a thanks to Joseph Dear and CalPERS for their activity. I hope they will continue their activity with full energy.
He is a frequent contributor on CNBC and I really like him as they do. He is very level headed and would be a great member of congress. He understands pension shortfalls and what needs to be done short term and long term. You can learn a lot listening to him.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I want to give a thanks to Joseph Dear and CalPERS for their activity. I hope they will continue their activity with full energy.
Leaders from some of the nation’s largest public pension funds representing more than one trillion dollars in assets called on President Barack Obama and Members of Congress to act immediately to address the nation’s deficit to avoid a downgrade of the United States by credit agencies.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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Leaders from some of the nation’s largest public pension funds representing more than one trillion dollars in assets called on President Barack Obama and Members of Congress to act immediately to address the nation’s deficit to avoid a downgrade of the United States by credit agencies.

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