All TSP funds posted gains in April, led by the large company stock C fund, up 5.33 percent, with the small company S fund up 4.23 percent and the international stock I fund up 3.09 percent.
The bond F fund gained 0.82 percent and the government securities G fund gained 0.13 percent.
The April returns for the lifecycle L funds were: Income, 1.14; 2025, 2.15; 2030, 2.74; 2035, 2.99; 2040, 3.24; 2045, 3.45; 2050, 3.66; 2055, 2060, 2065, 4.35.
TSP Assets Gain $178 Billion Since Early-2020 Drop
The average account balance for FERS investors—including both active employees and those separated for retirement or other reasons but who have kept their accounts open—was about $169,000 as of the end of March compared with about $133,000 at the end of March 2020.
What it Takes to Be a TSP Millionaire in Today’s Dollars
With a long enough timeline, involving consistent large contributions and decent long-term stock returns during the period, it’s possible to become a millionaire from compounding a middle-class or upper middle-class income, including most jobs in federal service.