The TSP’s stock funds in February posted their second straight month of strong gains—although not as large as those of January—led by the small company S fund, up 4.98 percent; the large company C fund was up 3.21 percent and the international stock I fund up 2.55 percent. The government securities G fund gained 0.2 percent while the bond F fund fell 0.06 percent.

The monthly returns for the lifecycle L funds were: Income, 0.8; 2020, 1.06; 2030, 2; 2040, 2.36; 2050, 2.68. For year-to-date, last-12-month returns and TSP insight, click here.


The S&P 500 index erased most of its recent losses due to this unusually strong rally, but still has over 100 points to go if is to reclaim the all-time high set in late 2018. From March 2018 to September 2018, U.S. stocks and foreign stocks diverged significantly, with U.S. stocks continuing to climb while foreign stocks sold off.

Read more here: TSP: February Capped a Strong Start to 2019