2020 has not been a good year for TSP returns thus far, as February continues the downward trend begun last month.
Starting the new year at a low point, nearly all Thrift Savings Plan funds were down in January compared to December.
Many people decided to ride out the Great Recession so they could miss the downside and return to the TSP’s C, S and I stock funds when things got better. Eleven years later, some still haven’t returned.
The Thrift Savings Plan closed out a volatile 2019 with modest increases in Lifecycle fund performances and a more mixed bag among its stock funds.
Although November growth was small for Thrift Savings Plan’s stock and Lifecycle funds, there was at least one standout.
Most of the Thrift Savings Plan funds showed some small gains in September, with the F fund as the only loser.
August followed July’s pattern of widespread month-over-month drops in the TSP, as well as year-over-year decreases in all but two funds.
After a welcome rebound in June, all Thrift Savings Plan funds took a downward turn in July. It’s a flip from a year ago, when every fund experienced positive performance between June and July.
After disappointing returns in May, the Thrift Savings Plan appeared to flip during June.
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.