All TSP funds — except G — post negative returns in September

Thrift Savings Plan returns took a turn for the worse in September, with every fund except for the securities-backed G fund posting negative returns.

The G fund held steady with a 0.11% return, though its year-to-date returns are only 0.99%, and it’s only posted 1.20% in the last 12 months. Despite September’s general downturn, only the fixed income investment F fund showed lower long-term returns.

The fixed income investment F fund is the only fund that posted negative returns across the board; a September performance of -0.86% brought its year-to-date further into the red at 1.40%, and over the last 12 months it’s come in at -0.71%.

The common stock index investment C fund showed the worst return, at -4.65%. However, its year-to-date remain higher than any other fund at 15.90%, and its performance over the last 12 months sits at 29.98%. The small capitalization stock index S fund had the next worse returns at -4.00%, with its year-to-date falling to 11.66%, but its performance over the past year remains highest at 42.32%.

The international stock index I fund came in at -2.81%, but its performances over the year-to-date and past 12 months remain in the black as well, at 8.56% and 26.04%, respectively.


The Lifecycle funds also posted negative returns in September, ranging from -0.87% for the L Income to -3.87% for the L 2055, 2060 and 2065 funds. However, each has posted overall positive returns for 2021, ranging from 3.52% for the L Income to 12.65% for the L 2055 and higher funds.

Thrift Savings Plan — June 2021 Returns
Fund August Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G fund
0.11%
0.99% 1.20%
F fund -0.86% -1.40% -0.71%
C fund -4.65% 15.90% 29.98%
S fund -4.00% 11.66% 42.32%
I fund -2.81% 8.56% 26.04%
L Income -0.87% 3.52% 7.15%
L 2025 -1.78% 6.40% 14.45%
L 2030 -2.37% 7.92% 18.00%
L 2035 -2.61% 8.58% 19.75%
L 2040 -2.85% 9.26% 21.54%
L 2045 -3.05% 9.83% 23.11%
L 2050 -3.25% 10.41% 24.70%
L 2055 -3.87% 12.65% 30.36%
L 2060 -3.87% 12.65% 30.36%
L 2065 -3.87% 12.65% 30.36%

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THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TICKER

Oct 22, 2021 Close Change YTD*
L Income 23.3081 0.0037 3.52%
L 2025 12.1098 0.0019 6.40%
L 2030 42.9703 0.0069 7.92%
L 2035 12.9308 0.0022 8.58%
L 2040 49.0313 0.0079 9.26%
L 2045 13.4555 0.0021 9.83%
L 2050 29.5300 0.004 10.41%
L 2055 14.6035 -0.0003 12.65%
L 2060 14.6034 -0.0003 12.65%
L 2065 14.6032 -0.0003 12.65%
G Fund 16.6874 0.0007 0.99%
F Fund 20.7875 0.0413 -1.40%
C Fund 68.4187 -0.0729 15.90%
S Fund 87.3559 -0.4887 11.66%
I Fund 39.3995 0.1497 8.56%
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.