All of the Thrift Savings Plan funds saw an increase during 2003, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.
The S Fund had the largest gain last year, increasing by nearly 43 percent in 2003. The fund, which invests in stocks of small- and mid-size companies, went up 2.04 percent in December.
The I Fund saw the next biggest gain in 2003, growing by nearly 38 percent during the past year. The I Fund, made up of international stocks, gained 7.68 percent in December 2003.
The C Fund, which invests in common stock, grew more than 28 percent in 2003 and rose 5.24 percent last month.
The F Fund, made up of fixed-income bonds, was up 1.01 percent in December, with an annual increase of 4.11 percent in 2003.
The G Fund gained 0.49 percent in December 2003. The fund consists of government securities and grew 4.11 percent during the past year.
The monthly C, F, S, I and G Fund returns reflect net earnings on the changing balances 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.
December's rates of return appear below. Numbers in parentheses are negative.
|G Fund||F Fund||C Fund||S Fund||I Fund|
|December 2003||0.49%||1.01%||5.24 %||2.04%||7.68%|
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