February Makes TSP Shiver

Only the ever-gaining government securities G fund posted a positive return in February while all other funds suffered losses. The G fund gained 0.21 percent while the international stock I fund lost 5.07 percent, the small company stock S fund 3.79 percent, the large company stock C fund 3.69 percent and the bond F fund 0.96 percent. Those losses in turn dragged down the returns of the lifecycle L funds, which were Income, -0.7; 2020, -1.34; 2030, -2.48; 2040, -2.96; and 2050, -3.41.