TSP’s C Fund increases slightly in December

The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund had a slight boost during December after sharp decreases during much of the year. The fund, which invests in common stock, gained 0.5 percent in December, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The F Fund (fixed-income bonds) was up 1.86 percent in December, while the G Fund (government securities) gained 0.48 percent. The monthly C, F and G Fund returns reflect net earnings on the changing balances invested during the month. Overall, the C Fund has lost 9.14 percent over the past year (December 1999 to December 2000), the F Fund is up 11.67 percent and the G Fund is up 6.42 percent. For an index of the performance of the C Fund that is updated continuously each business day, see the "TSP Ticker" on the front page of GovExec.com.
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