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AAII Investor Update: 5 Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Risks

Outflows from domestic equity funds totaled $6.67 billion last week. This was the largest estimated amount of weekly withdrawals since August 10, 2011, according to the Investment Company Institute.

Our monthly Asset Allocation Survey also signaled an increased aversion to equities, with stock/stock fund allocations falling to 53.1% last month. Many investors, both individual and institutional, are frustrated by the market’s headline-driven volatility, and some are just plain scared by it.

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