Your TSP Investment Options: The C Fund The TSP has a selection of individual and
lifecycle funds that let you diversify your retirement savings. You can choose to invest
your TSP dollars in everything from short-term U.S. Treasury securities to index funds comprised
of domestic and international stocks. In this video, we’ll talk about the Common
Stock Investment Fund, also known as the C Fund. When you put your money in the C Fund, what
are you getting? The C Fund holds all of the stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
You probably know it as the S&P500. It’s made up of the stocks of 500 large to medium-sized
U.S. companies. Here are a few more things you need to know: There are risks: The C Fund moves up and down with the stock
market in response to overall economic conditions. There’s also a chance that your C Fund investment
may not grow enough to offset inflation, which chips away at your buying power. But with risk comes reward. In the C Fund,
you have the opportunity to earn potentially higher rates of return, over the long term,
that are associated with owning the largest companies in the United States. Want to know more about the C Fund or any
of the other TSP investment options? Watch our entire series of fund videos. Or visit
tsp.gov to review our fund information sheets.