All but one of the Thrift Savings Plan offerings ended the month in the black.
Most of the funds in the federal employee 401(k)-style retirement savings plan made slight gains in September, though one did end the month in the red.
The international stocks in the Thrift Savings Plan’s I Fund boasted the highest gains for last month, at 2.87%. The I Fund was up 13.21% for the year so far.
The common stocks in the C Fund increased 1.87% for September, and had the highest returns for 2019 to date, at 20.54%. Meanwhile, the small- and midsize companies in the S Fund grew 1.06% last month and 17.57% for this year.
The government securities in the G Fund also ended last month in the black, inching up 0.14% for September. The fund was up 1.79% for 2019.
The fixed income bonds in the F Fund were the only TSP offering to lose ground in September, falling 0.54%. The F Fund remained positive for 2019 returns, though, with gains of 8.51%.
All of the lifecycle (L) funds, which shift to a more stable mix of investments as employees near retirement, posted increases for September. The L Income fund, for those who have already started withdrawing money, was up 0.51% last month. The L 2020 Fund was up 0.63%; L 2030, 1.28%; L 2040, 1.5%; and L 2050, 1.69%.
Similarly, the L funds all have grown in 2019. L Income was up 5.32% for the year to date; L, 2020, 6.71%; L 2030, 11.62%; L 2040, 13.5%; and L 2050, 15.08%.