Best Tsp Investment Options

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The chart below provides a comparison of the available TSP funds. You can learn more information about each fund by clicking on the fund name.


G FundF Fund*C Fund*S Fund*I Fund*L Funds**
Description of InvestmentsGovernment securities (specially issued to the TSP)Government, corporate, and mortgage-backed bondsStocks of large and medium-sized U.S.

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companies

Stocks of small to medium-sized U.S. companies (not included in the C Fund)International stocks of more than 20 developed countriesInvested in the G, F, C, S, and I Funds
Objective of FundInterest income without risk of loss of principalTo match the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond IndexTo match the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) IndexTo match the performance of the Dow Jones U.S.

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Completion TSM Index

To match the performance of the MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) IndexTo provide professionally diversified portfolios based on various time horizons, using the G, F, C, S, and I Funds
RiskInflation riskMarket risk, Credit risk, Prepayment risk, Inflation riskMarket risk, Inflation riskMarket risk, Inflation riskMarket risk, Currency risk, Inflation riskExposed to all of the types of risk to which the individual TSP funds are exposed - but total risk is reduced through diversification among the five individual funds
VolatilityLowLow to moderateModerateModerate to high — historically more volatile than C FundModerate to high — historically more volatile than C FundAsset allocation shifts as time horizon approaches to reduce volatility
Types of Earnings***InterestChange in market prices

Interest
Change in market prices

Dividends
Change in market prices

Dividends
Change in market prices

Change in relative value of currency

Dividends
Composite of earnings in the underlying funds
2018 Net Administrative Expenses****0.040%0.041%0.041%0.040%0.041%0.040%
Inception Date04/01/8701/29/8801/29/8805/01/0105/01/0108/01/05

* The F, C, S, and I Funds also have earnings from securities lending income and from temporary investments in G Fund securities.

These amounts represent a very small portion of total earnings.

** Each of the L Funds is invested in the individual TSP funds (G, F, C, S, and I). The proportion of your L Fund balance invested in each of the individual TSP funds depends on the L Fund you choose.

*** Income from interest and dividends is included in the share price calculation.

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It is not paid directly to participants' accounts.

**** Net expenses are offset by the forfeitures of Agency/Service Automatic (1%) contributions of FERS and BRS participants who leave Federal Service before they are vested, other forfeitures, and loan fees.