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 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

Jan 21, 2022 Close Change YTD*
L Income 23.1038 -0.0845 5.42%
L 2025 11.8829 -0.0822 9.75%
L 2030 41.7659 -0.4088 12.37%
L 2035 12.5242 -0.1347 13.43%
L 2040 47.3239 -0.556 14.51%
L 2045 12.9434 -0.1631 15.40%
L 2050 28.3195 -0.3815 16.34%
L 2055 13.8821 -0.2317 19.90%
L 2060 13.8819 -0.2317 19.90%
L 2065 13.8818 -0.2316 19.90%
G Fund 16.7517 0.0007 1.38%
F Fund 20.5326 0.0627 -1.46%
C Fund 66.4328 -1.2799 28.68%
S Fund 73.0036 -1.7193 12.45%
I Fund 38.2607 -0.4114 11.45%
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.