TSP Funds: Descriptions and Intraday Quotes
TSPkey.com’s allocations use one or more of the five primary TSP funds: the G, F, C, S and I Funds. We don’t use the Lifecycle Funds. They’re simply diversified versions of the primary funds.
The C, S and I Funds are based on different stock indices. The C Fund tracks the S&P 500. The S Fund tracks the Wilshire 4500 small/midcap index and the I Fund follows the EAFE (Europe, Australia, Far East) index.
The F Fund is based on the Lehman Brothers U.S. Aggregate (LBA) bond index. The G Fund invests only in short-term U.S. Treasury bonds. It’s considered “risk-free” because it never has a negative return. This safety comes with a price, however. Historically, the G Fund has the lowest return of the five TSP funds.
The TSP fund prices are updated after the market’s close each day. You can’t view their changing prices during the day. However, you can see the changing intraday prices of other funds and indices that mirror them.