November’s TSP looking up after feeling downturn

After a nearly across-the-board downturn in October, the Thrift Savings Plan posted much higher numbers for the Thrift Savings Plan in November.

The F fund, a fixed-income index investment fund, was the only one that posted a lower return this month than in October. In the last 12 months, the fund has dropped to 2.44 percent, down from the 4.66 percent it was at in October.

The low-risk G fund improved slightly to 0.16 percent this month, but dipped slightly to 1.80 percent for the past 12 months.

The S Fund, which invests in small-cap stocks, now has the highest 12-month return at 9.81 percent. It improved significantly in the past month, going from -3.86 percent in October to 7.95 percent in November.

The C Fund, which invests in the S&P 500 Index, posted 3.71 percent this month, and still has the second-highest return over the past 12 months at 8.11 percent.

The international stock-index I fund remains in the negative this month at -1.99 percent, but is still a slight improvement over the -2.03 percent it posted in October. It remains in the negative for the past 12 months as well, at 3.29 percent.

The L Income fund posted a 0.49 percent return this month, while the rest of the lifecycle funds all showed positive returns.

November’s results show a major improvement from October’s numbers, when only the G fund posted a positive return.

Thrift Savings Plan —November 2016 Returns
Fund November Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.16% 1.62% 1.80%
F Fund -2.35% 2.75% 2.44%
C Fund 3.71% 9.84% 8.11%
S Fund 7.95% 14.28% 9.81%
I Fund -1.99% -1.29% -3.29%
L Income 0.49% 2.93% 2.64%
L 2020 1.05% 4.29% 3.33%
L 2030 1.57% 5.40% 4.00%
L 2040 1.87% 5.97% 4.27%
L 2050 2.19% 6.48% 4.51%

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