TSP funds up across the board in November

All five of the Thrift Savings Plan funds posted positive returns in November, according to the board that administers the plan.

The C fund, which invests in common stocks, increased 0.91 percent. The fund has shown positive returns for eight of the past 12 months and has increased almost 15 percent during the past year.

The S Fund went up 3.47 percent in November. The fund, which invests in stocks of small- and mid-sized companies, increased by more than 34 percent during the past year.

The I fund gained 2.22 percent last month, continuing a streak of positive returns that began in March. The fund, made up of international stocks, has grown by almost 24 percent since December 2002.

The G Fund, made up of government securities, grew by 0.3 percent last month, mirroring its October growth. The fund has increased 4 percent in the past year.

The F Fund, consisting of fixed-income bonds, rallied last month, rising 0.30 percent after dipping 1 percent in October. The fund grew 5.22 percent during the past 12 months.

The monthly G, F, C, S and I fund returns reflect net earnings on the amounts invested during the month.

For an index of the performance of the C, I and S funds that is updated each business day, see the "TSP Ticker" on the front page of GovExec.com.

November's rates of return appear below. Numbers in parentheses are negative.

G Fund F Fund C Fund S Fund I Fund
November 2003 0.30% 0.30% 0.91% 3.47% 2.22%
Last 12 Months
4.00% 5.22% 14.99% 34.01% 23.91%
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