TSP Value

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  • #16433
    Khanh Barker
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    Just curious as to why my TSP account would go down in value if all the market index was up this Friday 24 April 2015, I have my TSP allocation as S Fund 60% and C Fund 40%, my total account lost $45, you would think it would go up in value if all the stock market index was up?

    #16441
    TS Paul
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    The TSP S Fund (which tracks the Wilshire 4500 Completions Index) was actually down on Friday (-0.27%) and the TSP C Fund was only up 0.25%, so it makes sense that your total Thrift Savings Plan balance was down that little bit. The big news in the markets Friday was all in the tech heavy Nasdaq – those stocks are all in either the S Fund or the C Fund, but their big day didn’t outweigh the drag of the other sectors which didn’t do as well.

    The TSP Allocation Guide www.TSPallocation.com

    #16442
    Khanh Barker
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    Thank you for the information, I didn’t even know about the Wilshire 4500 completion Index, I have added it to my list of things to track so I can get an idea how the S fund will do each day. What about the C Fund is there a index that it tracks also?

    #16445
    TS Paul
    Keymaster

    The TSP C Fund is based on the S&P 500. If you are plugging that into a charting webpage or app, you usually use ^GSPC.

    The TSP Allocation Guide www.TSPallocation.com

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