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.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board says that problems with the new system prevent it from implementing a new record keeping system
C Fund Loses about 11% in September
The S&P Index results are now available for the past month and the past quarter. The C Fund is based on this index so readers can get a close idea of how their fund is doing now.
TSP investors are changing how they invest their retirement funds in this bear market. Many are also changing their retirement plans.