Hard to be positive about January’s negative TSP numbers

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...

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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.

Thrift Savings Plan – January 2016 Returns
Fund January Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.19% 0.19% 2.06%
F Fund 1.49% 1.49% 0.28%
C Fund -4.96% -4.96% -0.59%
S Fund -8.72% -8.72% -9.72%
I Fund -5.62% -5.62% -7.21%
L Income -0.91% -0.91% 1.01%
L 2020 -2.55% -2.55% -0.66%
L 2030 -3.58% -3.58% -1.76%
L 2040 -4.21% -4.21% -2.52%
L 2050 -4.86% -4.86% -3.29%

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THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TICKER

May 18, 2022 Close Change YTD*
L Income 22.4887 -0.1751 -3.32%
L 2025 11.3014 -0.1582 -6.04%
L 2030 38.7850 -0.7848 -8.58%
L 2035 11.5328 -0.2562 -9.48%
L 2040 43.2314 -1.0463 -10.33%
L 2045 11.7384 -0.3041 -11.10%
L 2050 25.5130 -0.7053 -11.80%
L 2055 12.2932 -0.417 -13.56%
L 2060 12.2924 -0.4169 -13.56%
L 2065 12.2913 -0.4168 -13.57%
G Fund 16.8688 0.0013 0.65%
F Fund 18.9077 0.0756 -9.33%
C Fund 59.5705 -2.4935 -12.91%
S Fund 62.8981 -2.4965 -18.83%
I Fund 33.4677 -0.7141 -12.73%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm ET each business day. More at tsp.gov
* YTD data is updated on the last day of the month.