What the Market Gives, It Can Take Away
What the stock market gives, it can take away and it can happen quickly. October 2018 is a good example.
For October, the S&P 500 index lost 6.9%. This was its biggest monthly decline since September 2011. The C fund lost 6.84%. The last time the C fund lost at least 6.84% was in September 2011 when this fund went down 7.03%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Index went down 5.1% in October. This was its biggest monthly percentage fall since January 2016.
TSP Results for October
The more aggressive Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) stock funds lost the most ground in October. The S fund went down 10.06%. The I fund lost 7.94%.
So far in 2018, the S fund is now down 0.30% and the I fund is down 8.92%. The C fund is still showing a positive return for the year with a gain of 2.98%.
For the last 12 months, the C fund is still ahead. It is up 7.32% for the past 12 months. The S fund comes in second with a return of 3.07% for the past 12 months.
The most popular fund, the G fund, is up 2.38% for the year and 2.79% for the past 12 months.
TSP Returns for October, YTD and Past 12 Months
|G Fund||F Fund||C Fund||S Fund||I Fund|
|L Income||L 2020||L 2030||L 2040||L 2050|