All TSP funds grow for November

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

By Jory Heckman
Federal News Radio

Every Thrift Savings Plan domestic fund showed growth in November, including the troubled I Fund, which had been in the negative for months.

The I Fund rebounded into the positive for November at 0.51 percent. It had been at -0.63 percent for October. However, it remains in the negative for its year-to-date figure, -1.19 percent, but is positive at 0.30 percent for the last 12 months.

Only the Common Stock Index Fund (C Fund) outperformed last month’s numbers at 2.70 percent. In October, the C Fund was listed at 2.45 percent. It remains the highest year-to-date fund at 14.06 percent and 16.96 percent for 12 months.

The other domestic funds still showed growth, but at a lower rate than what had been posted in October.

Thrift Savings Plan November 2014 Returns
Fund November Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.17% 2.12% 2.32%
F Fund 0.74% 6.52% 5.92%
C Fund 2.70% 14.06% 16.96%
S Fund 1.33% 6.74% 9.87%
I Fund 0.51% -1.19% 0.30%
L Income 0.55% 3.81% 4.42%
L 2020 1.04% 5.59% 6.92%
L 2030 1.27% 6.46% 8.11%
L 2040 1.42% 7.03% 8.93%
L 2050 1.55% 7.38% 9.50%

The G Fund, which invests in government securities, ended the month with the smallest growth at 0.17 percent — down from 0.20 percent in October. In the year- to- date, it grew slightly to 2.12 percent. It stands at 2.32 percent for the last 12 months.

The S Fund, which invests in small cap stocks, went from 4.11 percent to 1.33 percent. Year-to-date, it is at 6.74 percent and 9.87 percent for the last 12 months.

Investing in bonds, the F Fund went from 0.96 percent in October to 0.74 percent in November. Year-to-date, it stands at 6.52 percent. For the past 12 months, it is at 5.92 percent.

All lifecycle funds, in which employees choose varying combinations of TSP domestic funds targeted to specific dates, also reported slight growth for November.

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