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Most TSP Funds Flat in June

The Thrift Savings Plans’ portfolios saw little movement last month.

Most of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program were stagnant last month.

The small- and mid-size business stocks of the S Fund saw the greatest growth of any offerings in the Thrift Savings Plan in June, increasing 0.86 percent. That brings the fund's gains since January up to 6.17 percent.

The common stocks of the C Fund increased by 0.61 percent last month. In 2018, the C Fund has increased by 2.63 percent. The government securities of the G Fund grew by 0.24 percent in June. Since January, the G Fund has gained 1.37 percent in value.

Two of the TSP’s portfolios were in the red last month. The fixed income (F) fund fell 0.10 percent in June, bringing its 2018 performance down to a loss of 1.56 percent. And the international stocks of the I Fund fell 1.20 percent last month. Since January, the portfolio has dropped by 2.44 percent in value.

Conversely, all of the lifecycle (L) funds, which shift investments toward more stable portfolios as participants get closer to retirement, made modest gains in June. The L Income Fund, designed for people who have already begun monthly withdrawals, increased 0.19 percent; L 2020, 0.17 percent; L 2030, 0.14 percent; L 2040, 0.13 percent; and L 2050, 0.12 percent.

Since January, the L Income Fund has grown 1.32 percent; L 2020, 1.34 percent; L 2030, 1.46 percent; L 2040, 1.49 percent; and L 2050, 1.54 percent.