All three of the stock-based TSP funds posted strong gains in April, reversing some of the damage from the first three months of the year—although all three remain down substantially year-to-date.

The small company U.S. stock S fund led in April with a 15.81 percent gain, followed by the large company stock C fund at 12.81 percent and the international stock I fund at 6.42 percent. However, for the year they remain down, at negative 16.78, 9.35 and 17.74 percent, respectively.


The bond F fund gained 1.78 percent in April and the government securities G fund gained 0.07 percent, for year-to-date gains of 4.94 and 0.47 percent, respectively.

The April and year-to-date returns for the lifecycle L funds are: Income, 2.52, -2.15; 2020, 2.61, -2.76; 2030, 6.71, -7.54; 2040, 8.02, -9.17; 2050, 9.16, -10.63.

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