Stock funds in the TSP are down in February
The TSP G fund will be used as one way to help the government remain solvent until a new debt ceiling is passed.
The stocks funds continued to decline in January while bond funds turned up
The stock market has not been performing well for investors. For the first three weeks of January, the C fund has followed this trend as the S&P 500 Index is down about 4% for the month.
November was generally good for TSP fund investors with the S fund leading all others.
The TSP’s C fund has been good to investors for two months in a row with a postive return of about 5.7% in November.
The stock market rebound in October 2002 is reflected in the results of the C fund. The F fund turned down slightly in response to pressure in the bond market.
Several readers have asked FedSmith.com about the risks of investing in bonds. Our advice: Investing in a bond fund is necessary to have a diversified investment portfolio.
The TSP’s C Fund had a positive return in October of more than 8%–the best return since the height of the bull market way back in 2000.
With the C Fund down more than 20% in the past twelve months, fund investors are looking for a respite. They may get one in October if the stock trend continues for the last several days of October.