The Thrifts Savings Plan has taken off in 2018, producing mostly positive returns in both the lifecycle and index funds. Four out of five TSP index funds saw a steady increase, almost all above three percent, even when compared to the across-the-board improvements from the end of 2017.
The highest rates of return were found in the common stock C fund and the international stock I fund, based on S&P index. The C fund returned 5.72 percent, the I fund following close after with 5.00 percent. This is reflective of months past, as both funds exhibited a return of more than 25 percent over the last 12 months.
But the I fund remains the index with the highest rate of return over the last 12 months at 27.99 percent.
One index fund did see a slight drop. The fixed-income investment index, or F fund, decreased by 1.14 percent between December and January. However, in the last 12 months, the fund still saw a positive return of 2.40 percent.