For the third month in a row, the Thrift Savings Plan posted negative numbers in almost all of its funds, according TSP’s January data.
Only the G Fund, which invests in U.S. government bonds, and the F Fund, which is a fixed income index investment fund, posted positive numbers for the month. The G Fund was at 0.19 percent and the F Fund was at 1.49 percent. This helped both funds’ 12-month numbers to remain on the plus side at 2.06 percent and 0.28 percent, respectively.
The S Fund, which invests in small cap stocks, went from -3.91 percent in December to -8.72 percent at the end of January. This helped maintain its position as the worst performing fund throughout the last 12 months, at -9.72 percent.
The I Fund, which invests in international stocks, had the next lowest numbers with -5.62 percent for January and -7.21 for the last 12 months.
Despite posting -0.91 percent for January, the L Income Fund was the only lifecycle fund that maintained a positive number over the last 12 months at 1.01 percent. The remaining lifecycle funds posted negative numbers for January and for their 12-month total.