May 7, 2019

Thrift Savings Fund totals have grown spectacularly over the past decade.

The TSP total fund holdings first surpassed $300,000,000,000 - $300 billion - in value in 2012. That was a spectacular feat, coming on the heels of the major downturn in markets in 2008 and 2009.

Since then, the total fund value has continued to increase. By the end of 2016, it was a hair below $500 billion, with a total value of $4.95 billion. It surpassed the $500 billion mark in 2017, and it reached $535,870,000,000 by the end of 2018.

In case you’re curious, according to TSP administrators the fund’s total value was over $572 billion at the end of February, the last month figures were available.

Here are the total TSP fund values since 2012:

Total TSP Fund Holdings, 2012-2018
Total TSP fund value reached $535.87 billion at the end of 2018.

Also of note, the TSP Roth account balances have grown significantly since that option was introduced in 2012. It grew from $0 value in March that year to $12,064,000,000 at the end of 2018. (It’s worth $13.62 billion as of the end of February.)

Total TSP Fund Holdings, 2012-2018
Total Roth TSP value reached 12.064 billion at the end of 2018.

And here are the percentages of total balances broken out by the five TSP (G, F, C, S, and I) funds and the L Funds, according to the latest-available figures (2017).

TSP Fund Balances, 2017

Here are the fund balances from 2010 to 2017:

TSP Fund Balances, 2010-2017