All TSP funds continue positive trend in April

All Thrift Savings Plan funds continued to post positive numbers through April, though, in most cases, at a slightly lower rate than in March, according to data provided by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Only the F and I Funds reported higher return rates than in the previous month.

The I Fund was the big gainer in April, jumping from a 0.88 percent increase in March to a 5.32 percent increse a month later. This strong showing raised its year-to-date gain to 9.88 percent and made the fund — at 19.75 percent — the top gainer over the last 12 months. The I Fund represents international stocks.

The F Fund, which represents the bond market, went from a 0.7 percent increase in March to a 1.02 percent increase in April. This helped to bring the fund’s year-to-date into the black at 1.03 percent.

The S Fund, which represents stocks of U.S. companies not included in the S&P, led all funds in March with a 4.69 percent return. Although the fund’s April return was lower, at 0.65 percent, it still has the second best performance rate over the last 12 months — 18.76 percent.

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All funds continued to perform well over the last 12 months, with seven of the 10 funds posting double-digit returns.

Thrift Savings Plan April 2013 returns

Fund April Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.12% 0.50% 1.43%
F Fund 1.02% 1.03% 3.88%
C Fund 1.93% 12.74% 16.90%
S Fund 0.65% 13.82% 18.76%
I Fund 5.32% 9.88% 19.75%
L Income 0.67% 2.80% 4.84%
L 2020 1.58% 6.65% 10.56%
L 2030 1.91% 8.30% 12.91%
L 2040 2.13% 9.52% 14.65%
L 2050 2.41% 10.68% 16.34%

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