All three of the TSP’s stock-oriented funds posted substantial declines in February, dragging the lifecycle L funds down with them.

The large company stock C fund suffered the steepest loss, down 8.24 percent, with the small company stock S fund down 8.01 percent and the international stock I fund down 7.74 percent.


The bond F fund meanwhile posted a 1.82 percent gain and the government securities G fund rose 0.13 percent.

The February returns for the L funds were: Income, -1.52; 2020, -1.76; 2030, -4.65; 2040, -5.58; 2050, -6.39. For year-to-date, last-12-month returns and TSP insight, visit https://www.fedweek.com/thrift-savings-plan/

March 9 update: The S&P 500, which the C Fund tracks, has broken through its previous low to continue its decline. It is now within a few percentage points of bear market territory, meaning down 20% from all-time highs. Continue reading: TSP Stock Funds Rocked by Volatility; Virus and Oil Price War Rattle Markets

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