In April, the International fund for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), led the pack with a return of 4.11% for the month.
In a turnaround, the I fund finished at the bottom of the TSP rankings for May with a loss of 0.42%. But, I fund investors may not be too concerned—the I fund is still up 9.59% for the year-to-date to lead all of the other TSP funds.
Here are the results for all of the TSP funds for May, the year-to-date and for the past 12 months:
|G Fund||F Fund||C Fund||S Fund||I Fund|
|L Income||L 2020||L 2030||L 2040||L 2050|
Actions by TSP Investors
Some TSP investors may have been chasing returns. In April, $399 million was transferred into the I fund and $991 million transferred out of the C fund. That may have hurt the returns of some investors as the C fund had a good month with a return of 1.29%.
Another $165 million was transferred into the G fund and $96 million into the F fund. $179 million was also transferred into the S fund and $153 million into the lifecycle funds (L funds).
Which Funds Do TSP Investors Prefer?
34% of TSP funds are in the G fund—the most popular choice. 38% of TSP funds are in the C fund. 11% are in the S fund. 5% of investors’ funds are in the I fund and the F fund.
17% of TSP funds are now in the lifecycle funds (L funds).