The latest gathering of my summary tables and charts may be seen at:
· http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghost_of_a ... 479558116/
(I realize this is the same URL I used in my previous messages -- as before, I've replaced the slides there with the most current data.)
My rough impressions of the several intervals and results here go something like the following:
(1) With the exception of the G-Fund, every other TSP Fund suffered one-month losses from May - June 2013.
(2) for equities (C-, S- and I-Funds) it was a bad month, and better returns for the quarter, 6-, 9-, and 12-month intervals. Whether the short-term hit is a temporary lull or a "point of inflection" cannot be determined at this point.
(3) on the bond side, we continue to putter along weakly in the G-Fund with a less-than-scintillating one-year return of 1.44% improvement. On a sour note, recent widespread declines in bond markets have produced losses for the F-Fund regardless of interval.
(4) Ignoring the one-term losses, the L-Funds continue to display some "relative worth" -- especially the longer-term L 2050 Fund with its 22.03% one-year improvement, likely thanks to the relative weight of equities here.
(5) I've developed a neat 5th-order regression model of the Net Asset Values of the G-Fund with an astounding R² of .9998. It definitely shows the asymptotic "creep" and pitiful returns associated with the fund. It also suggests that things might not improve here. The chart I developed also shows how much better (though less stable) the F-Fund has been doing for quite a while now, despite the rather sharp drop in the last month..
I'll probably keep posting these updates on a quarterly basis. Please feel free to forward this message to those you think might have an interest in this information.