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 2015)
  L IncomeL 2020L 2030L 2040L 2050G FundF FundC FundS FundI Fund
1-Year 1.85% 1.35% 1.04% 0.73% 0.45% 2.04% 0.91% 1.46% (2.92%) (0.51%)
3-Year 4.18% 7.30% 8.68% 9.65% 10.48% 2.08% 1.93% 15.21% 13.13% 4.80%
5-Year 3.90% 6.50% 7.58% 8.33% - 2.03% 3.57% 12.63% 10.65% 3.79%
10-Year 4.13% 5.41% 5.90% 6.19% - 2.94% 4.74% 7.36% 8.03% 3.20%
Since Inception  4.14% 5.48% 5.97% 6.27% 3.95% 5.29% 6.45% 10.09% 8.37% 4.23%
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
2011 2.23% 0.41% (0.31%) (0.96%) - 2.45% 7.89% 2.11% (3.38%) (11.81%)
2012 4.77% 10.42% 12.61% 14.27% 15.85% 1.47% 4.29% 16.07% 18.57% 18.62%
2013 6.97% 16.03% 20.16% 23.23% 26.20% 1.89% (1.68%) 32.45% 38.35% 22.13%
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%)
YTD 2.93% 4.29% 5.40% 5.97% 6.48% 1.62% 2.75% 9.84% 14.28% (1.29%)
Monthly Returns (Past 12 Months)
  L IncomeL 2020L 2030L 2040L 2050G FundF FundC FundS FundI Fund
2015
Dec (0.28%) (0.92%) (1.32%) (1.61%) (1.85%) 0.18% (0.30%) (1.57%) (3.91%) (2.03%)
2016
Jan (0.91%) (2.55%) (3.58%) (4.21%) (4.86%) 0.19% 1.49% (4.96%) (8.72%) (5.62%)
Feb 0.01% (0.24%) (0.41%) (0.51%) (0.63%) 0.15% 0.68% (0.12%) 0.50% (2.82%)
Mar 1.53% 3.35% 4.54% 5.25% 5.94% 0.15% 0.93% 6.79% 8.24% 6.59%
Apr 0.34% 0.58% 0.75% 0.85% 0.95% 0.14% 0.41% 0.39% 1.73% 1.89%
May 0.38% 0.69% 0.91% 1.03% 1.15% 0.15% 0.08% 1.80% 1.81% 0.27%
Jun 0.11% (0.12%) (0.31%) (0.43%) (0.58%) 0.15% 1.80% 0.26% (0.13%) (3.33%)
Jul 1.00% 2.01% 2.85% 3.31% 3.74% 0.13% 0.64% 3.69% 5.40% 5.07%
Aug 0.13% 0.16% 0.18% 0.20% 0.21% 0.13% (0.11%) 0.14% 0.80% 0.08%
Sep 0.20% 0.30% 0.38% 0.43% 0.48% 0.13% (0.04%) 0.02% 0.90% 1.24%
Oct (0.38%) (0.91%) (1.39%) (1.66%) (1.89%) 0.14% (0.74%) (1.82%) (3.86%) (2.03%)
Nov 0.49% 1.05% 1.57% 1.87% 2.19% 0.16% (2.35%) 3.71% 7.95% (1.99%)
Last 12 mo  2.64% 3.33% 4.00% 4.27% 4.51% 1.80% 2.44% 8.11% 9.81% (3.29%)

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.