Returns for nearly all of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan trended downward in January following a rocky month on Wall Street.
The largest declines came in the stock funds. The large-cap C Fund fell by 3.45 percent, the small-cap S Fund inched down 1.91 percent and the I Fund, made up of international stocks, plunged by more than 4 percent, according to new data from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.
It was the biggest monthly drop for both the C and the I Funds since May 2012.
That’s in sharp contrast to how things stood just a month ago, when most of the TSP funds were trending positive for the month and on track to finish the year with their biggest gains in years.
The government-securities G Fund and the bond-indexed F Fund both, however, bucked the negative trend. The G Fund was up 0.21 percent and the F Fund was up 1.58 percent. That’s the first time since October the F Fund has posted in positive territory.
All of the Lifecycle Funds also fell last month. The smallest decline came in the L Income Fund, which dropped 0.42 percent. The largest drop came in the L 2050 Fund, which fell by 2.71 percent.