Browsing: G Fund

Q. The continued drop of the stock market (and therefore the C, S and I Funds) is scaring me and I want to preserve the gains I had in 2017. I just reallocated my TSP balance to C, S and I Funds on January 29, moving from an L Fund allocation. I change my allocation every year in January, but in hindsight it was a bad decision this time. If I have, say, $200,000 today, will an interfund transfer to the G Fund show my TSP balance to be $200,000 tomorrow? I want to stop my TSP balance from dropping…

Q. I never really understood the G Fund. Am I correct in believing that as long as I leave money in the G Fund, the value of the G Fund will never decrease? Further, the yield is influenced mostly by the yield on the 10-year Treasury. So, as these interest rates rise so probably will the yield on the 10-year Treasury?

Q. I am 57 years old and plan to retire from the federal civil service in 4-5 years with 23 years. About a year ago I significantly reduced the amount going to the G Fund and significantly increased the amount going into the C Fund. The changes have resulted in a current balance of 50 percent G Fund and 50 percent C Fund. Previous to the changes, I had a much larger percentage in the G Fund. I realize I am not diversified as I probably should be. Any recommendations for reallocating my TSP?

Q. I have all of my funds allocated to the G Fund and would like to diversify my account. I changed my allocation to 100 percent G Fund in June 2016 when markets were dropping, with the intention of rediversifying at some point. With the markets continued rise, I am afraid now that I will lose money if I tried to convert now since I would be buying in at a higher amount. The loss from the conversion may be worse than the gain of increased returns from the other investment options. What are your recommendations?

Q. I am 56 with 32.5 years of FERS service and am getting ready to go home to the family ranch. I have about $550,000 in the TSP and most in the granny G fund. I want to basically draw the earnings after I hang it up. So, if I want to draw, say, $1,400 a month, can I do that, and am I able to adjust the draw, say, once a year?

Q. For a typical retiree (or near retiree), we utilize the TSP funds as well as outside investments. Do you have a rule of thumb regarding how many funds to own for diversification, i.e., how many is too many? Also, what are the best asset allocation calculators to use (free, of course)? Lastly, for the G Fund, in an asset calculator, since that is unique to the TSP, what proxy ticker should I use to represent the G Fund in overall asset allocation evaluations?

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