TSP funds continue downward spiral in December

Despite an across-the-board positive increase at the end of October, all but one of the Thrift Savings Plan funds posted lower numbers in December, marking two consecutive months of losses for the TSP.

The low-risk, “never has a bad day” G fund showed the only improvement this month, with 0.18 percent in December compared to 0.17 percent in November. The G fund invests in U.S. government bonds, and has the least volatility of all the...

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Despite an across-the-board positive increase at the end of October, all but one of the Thrift Savings Plan funds posted lower numbers in December, marking two consecutive months of losses for the TSP.

The low-risk, “never has a bad day” G fund showed the only improvement this month, with 0.18 percent in December compared to 0.17 percent in November. The G fund invests in U.S. government bonds, and has the least volatility of all the retirement funds.

The S fund, which invests in small cap stocks, took the biggest hit, going from  1.75 percent in November to -3.91 percent in December. The S fund also stands out as the worst performer in the last 12 months at -2.92 percent.

The international stocks I fund and the F fund, a fixed income index investment fund, remained in the negative this month and reported lower numbers as well.

The F fund dipped from -0.24 percent in November to -0.30 in December, while the I fund dropped more significantly from -0.86 percent to -2.03 percent.

Thrift Savings Plan – December 2015 Returns
Fund December Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.18% 2.04% 2.04%
F Fund -0.30% 0.91% 0.91%
C Fund -1.57% 1.46% 1.46%
S Fund -3.91% -2.92% -2.92%
I Fund -2.03% -0.51% -0.51%
L Income -0.28% 1.85% 1.85%
L 2020 -0.92% 1.35% 1.35%
L 2030 -1.32% 1.04% 1.04%
L 2040 -1.61% 0.73% 0.73%
L 2050 -1.85% 0.45% 0.45%

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THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TICKER

May 25, 2022 Close Change YTD*
L Income 22.6163 0.0457 -3.32%
L 2025 11.4047 0.0389 -6.04%
L 2030 39.2730 0.1883 -8.58%
L 2035 11.6917 0.0617 -9.48%
L 2040 43.8752 0.2521 -10.33%
L 2045 11.9249 0.0736 -11.10%
L 2050 25.9420 0.1706 -11.80%
L 2055 12.5294 0.0961 -13.56%
L 2060 12.5286 0.0961 -13.56%
L 2065 12.5276 0.0961 -13.57%
G Fund 16.8784 0.0014 0.65%
F Fund 19.1400 0.0637 -9.33%
C Fund 60.4217 0.5666 -12.91%
S Fund 63.7477 1.4022 -18.83%
I Fund 34.4312 -0.0204 -12.73%
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.