10 thoughts on “Thrift Savings Plan Funds Summary of Returns”

    1. I’m still looking at the European and Japanese economic and market pictures a few times a week. I think the TSP I Fund is going to do well – probably better than the TSP S Fund over the next year although with a bit more volatility – but I’m not sure I can articulate a really cogent argument for “why” just yet. Ironically, if I didn’t write a newsletter about Thrift Savings Plan strategy I would probably have moved 10 or 15% over to the TSP I Fund a few months ago, but since I’m having a hard time really making a logical case I haven’t made the move.

  1. Why even bother with the I Fund? Over the long run, that would be 10yrs back to inception, C and S have been the growth funds.

  2. I want to track the I Fund, so what is the correct symbol that can be used to track it?

    I tried the following symbols, but I’m not sure which is the right one:

    (DBES) Deutsch X-trackers MSCIEAFE SmCp HdgdEq

    or

    (EFA) NYSEARCA-NYSEARCA

    Learning as I go. :mrgreen:

  3. Hello Paul,
    I just joined the site and like it. The information is very helpful.
    Do you post annual performance for the TSP fund you recommend throughout each year?
    Thanks
    Bai

      1. sorry- I did not state the question clearly. I meant the “TSP allocation” that you recommended monthly (or bimonthly), not the S,C, F,G and L fund performances.
        Thank you again!

  4. Hi Paul,

    I’m new and i’m looking for a few pointers. I just got my login info/account setup for TSP and have been contributing to it for the past year. I’m trying to wrap my head around this whole TSP. I guess my first question is starting out new and starting out young, what should my ideal allocations be contributed to? As far as the (S,C,F,G). Currently i’m contributing 90% to the C-Fund and 10% to the G-Fund. Is this a good start or do I have this all wrong? Any guidance will help…

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