• More flexibility, increased value

    You'll soon have more options for how and when you can access your money. That means more reasons to stay with the TSP and continue to benefit from our low fees through retirement.

    Learn how these changes benefit you.

  • Withdrawing money soon?

    Consider waiting until September 15 so you can take advantage of more flexibility and new, more efficient online tools.

    If you need to withdraw money before these changes take effect, we must receive your properly completed request by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on September 6, 2019.

To understand how the TSP calculates rates of return for any given period of time and determines compound annual returns, read the Fact Sheet Calculating Periodic Returns and Compound Annual Returns.

Average Annual Returns (As of December 2018)
  L IncomeL 2020L 2030L 2040L 2050G FundF FundC FundS FundI Fund
1-Year 0.71% (0.36%) (3.58%) (4.89%) (6.02%) 2.91% 0.15% (4.41%) (9.26%) (13.43%)
3-Year 3.47% 4.90% 5.75% 6.22% 6.65% 2.35% 2.28% 9.26% 7.67% 3.50%
5-Year 3.21% 4.22% 4.79% 5.10% 5.33% 2.28% 2.88% 8.53% 5.49% 0.88%
10-Year 4.41% 7.62% 8.91% 9.81% - 2.30% 3.73% 13.17% 13.67% 6.48%
Since Inception  3.89% 5.11% 5.54% 5.82% 7.97% 5.03% 6.04% 10.01% 8.21% 4.09%
Inception Date  08/01/0508/01/0508/01/0508/01/0501/31/1104/01/8701/29/8801/29/8805/01/0105/01/01
Calendar Year Returns
  L IncomeL 2020L 2030L 2040L 2050G FundF FundC FundS FundI Fund
2014 3.77% 5.06% 5.74% 6.22% 6.37% 2.31% 6.73% 13.78% 7.80% (5.27%)
2015 1.85% 1.35% 1.04% 0.73% 0.45% 2.04% 0.91% 1.46% (2.92%) (0.51%)
2016 3.58% 5.47% 7.07% 7.90% 8.65% 1.82% 2.91% 12.01% 16.35% 2.10%
2017 6.19% 9.86% 14.54% 16.77% 18.81% 2.33% 3.82% 21.82% 18.22% 25.42%
2018 0.71% (0.36%) (3.58%) (4.89%) (6.02%) 2.91% 0.15% (4.41%) (9.26%) (13.43%)
YTD 4.91% 6.30% 11.27% 13.20% 14.86% 1.46% 6.34% 20.23% 21.43% 12.03%
Monthly Returns (Past 12 Months)
  L IncomeL 2020L 2030L 2040L 2050G FundF FundC FundS FundI Fund
2018
Aug 0.61% 0.80% 1.28% 1.47% 1.65% 0.26% 0.67% 3.26% 4.57% (1.91%)
Sep 0.21% 0.22% 0.23% 0.22% 0.21% 0.24% (0.62%) 0.57% (1.76%) 0.91%
Oct (1.40%) (2.24%) (4.60%) (5.54%) (6.35%) 0.26% (0.78%) (6.84%) (10.06%) (7.94%)
Nov 0.53% 0.65% 0.99% 1.12% 1.22% 0.26% 0.62% 2.04% 1.92% (0.13%)
Dec (1.31%) (2.18%) (4.64%) (5.61%) (6.45%) 0.26% 1.84% (9.03%) (10.70%) (4.82%)
2019
Jan 1.83% 2.53% 4.92% 5.86% 6.67% 0.23% 1.07% 8.01% 11.64% 6.60%
Feb 0.80% 1.06% 2.00% 2.36% 2.68% 0.20% (0.06%) 3.21% 4.98% 2.55%
Mar 0.52% 0.61% 0.87% 0.96% 1.02% 0.23% 1.93% 1.95% (1.03%) 0.71%
Apr 0.89% 1.16% 2.23% 2.62% 2.96% 0.21% 0.02% 4.05% 3.69% 2.92%
May (0.98%) (1.42%) (3.36%) (4.06%) (4.67%) 0.21% 1.77% (6.36%) (6.99%) (4.69%)
Jun 1.57% 2.04% 4.11% 4.87% 5.52% 0.19% 1.26% 7.04% 6.80% 5.94%
Jul 0.19% 0.21% 0.21% 0.22% 0.22% 0.18% 0.21% 1.44% 1.64% (2.09%)
Last 12 mo  3.46% 3.36% 3.77% 3.79% 3.74% 2.75% 8.14% 7.97% 2.11% (2.97%)

Percentages in (   ) are negative.

The L 2010 Fund was retired on December 31, 2010. To view the share price history, monthly returns, and annual returns of this fund from August 1, 2005 through December 31, 2010, visit the Retired Funds page.