TSP funds see small gains in February

The rate of growth in the Thrift Savings Plan funds slowed in February, with most funds posting lower gains compared to January.

The Thrift Savings Plan posted positive gains in all but one of its funds in February, although these gains were smaller than those seen in January.

After seeing a 6.96 percent increase in January, the S Fund saw just a 1 percent increase in February. The I Fund finished down -0.99 percent after seeing 4.45 percent growth in January. The F Fund, however, posted a small gain of 0.51 percent in February after seeing a -0.56 percent drop in January.

The remaining funds all posted positive numbers in February, though at a lower rate of growth than in January.

Strong numbers over the last 12 months helped to keep the TSP in the positive overall. Even with lower gains in February, all 10 funds posted positive averages over the last year, with five funds posting gains in the double digits.

Thrift Savings Plan February 2013 returns

Fund February Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.13% 0.25% 1.47%
F Fund 0.51% -0.05% 3.27%
C Fund 1.36% 6.61% 13.50%
S Fund 1.00% 8.02% 14.48%
I Fund -0.99% 3.42% 10.75%
L Income 0.27% 1.38% 3.96%
L 2020 0.41% 3.25% 7.94%
L 2030 0.49% 4.07% 9.54%
L 2040 0.54% 4.68% 10.72%
L 2050 0.56% 5.22% 11.78%


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