The first TSP millionaires were all alike and today, they still have a lot in common. The vast majority have been investing the maximum for 29-plus years.
Thanks to the ups and downs in the global markets, some of the 37,612 feds who were Thrift Savings Plan millionaires at the end of June may be back to six-figure balances.
Almost everybody knows the buy-low-sell-high “rule” of investing. But many people don’t follow it.
Despite a decade of mostly good-to-excellent returns in the stock-indexed C, S and I funds, most of the money feds have invested in their in-house 401(k) plan is in the fund which typically had the lowest returns.
After one of the worst days of 2019 for the stock market, nearly every fund in the Thrift Savings Plan took a tumble in May.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issued an RFP for two fund managers for its C, F, I and S funds for the Thrift Savings Plan.
Between March 2018 and March 2019 the self-made millionaires club of the Thrift Savings Plan added 9,540 new members.
Despite the red hot stock market and longest-ever bull market in history, federal workers have just over 40% of their money in treasury securities.
TSP performance in March mostly echoed that of the previous month. The F fund performed better, and the S fund continued to plunge from its January peak, but the other TSP funds managed to stay in the black despite yielding still smaller returns.
The treasury securities G Fund continues to be the favorite of feds investing for retirement, while the Trump administration wants to lower its payout.