After widespread drops in March, most Thrift Savings Plan funds increased last month, according to the latest returns from the TSP on Wednesday. Except the government securities investment G fund and the fixed income investment F fund, all others rose by anywhere from 0.37% to 4.72% month over month.
Regardless, all funds remained in the black — an improvement from March as well as from a year ago.
The largest month over month increase was small capitalization stock index S fund, which had an April return of 3.69% versus -1.03% in March. The smallest increase was the Lifecycle Income fund, which had a return of 0.89% compared to 0.52% in March.
The common stock index investment C fund rose by 2.10% from March to April, finishing last month with a return 4.05%. Meanwhile the international stock index I fund ended last month with a return of 2.92%, a 2.21% increase over March.
As for the G and F funds, the former stayed nearly flat and dropped 0.02% for an April return of 0.21%. The F fund dropped by 1.91%, with an April return of 4.05% compared to 1.95% the previous month.
Year-to-date all funds are performing positively, and looking back over the last 12 months only I has shown a decrease in its returns.
Among the other lifecycle funds, L 2020, L 2030, L 2040 and L 2050 all rose from March to April. The greatest improvement was in L 2050, which increased by 1.80% for a return of 2.96%, according to Wednesday’s data. Historically these funds tend to follow the general trend of the TSP.