March AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Five-Month Low for Equity Allocations

Individual investors’ allocations to equities are at their lowest level in five months according to the latest AAII Asset Allocation Survey. At the same time, fixed-income allocations are higher. Stock and stock fund allocations declined for a third consecutive month, falling 0.4 percentage points to 69.7%. Equity allocations were last lower in November 2017 (68.6%)….

 

February AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Cash Allocations Rise

Cash allocations among individual investors rose to a four-month high last month. The February AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows declines in equity and bond allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined for a second consecutive month, falling 1.1 percentage points to 70.1%. January was the 59th consecutive month that equity allocations were above their…

 

January AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Equity Allocations Stay Above 70%

Individual investors’ exposure to equities declined slightly, but stayed above 70% for a second consecutive month in January. The January AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows small increases in fixed income and cash allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations pulled back by 0.8 percentage points to 71.2%. January was the 58th consecutive month that equity…

 

December AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Largest Equity Allocation Since 2000

Individual investors ended 2017 with their largest exposure to equities in 16½ years, according to the December AAII Asset Allocation Survey. At the same time, cash allocations fell further. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 3.4 percentage points to 72.0%. Equity allocations were last higher in July 2000 (74.0%). December was the 57th consecutive month…

 

November AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Lowest Level of Cash Since 1999

Individual investors’ cash allocations fell last month to a level not seen in 18 years. At the same time, the November AAII Asset Allocation shows a rebound in both equity and fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rebounded by 0.6 percentage points to 68.6%. Equity allocations were last higher in June 2017 (68.8%). November…

 

October AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Cash at Lowest Level Since the Summer

Last month, cash allocations among individual investors fell to their lowest level since the summer. The October AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows a rebound in fixed-income allocations and a decline in equity allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined 0.7 percentage points to 68.0%. Equity allocations were last higher in June 2017 (68.8%). October…

 

September AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Equity Allocations Rebound

Equity allocations among individual investors rebounded to a three-month high last month, according to the September AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Fixed-income allocations fell and cash allocations declined modestly. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 1.9 percentage points to 68.7%. Equity allocations were last higher in June (68.8%). September was the 54th consecutive month that equity…

 

AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Cash Allocations Rebound in August

Cash allocations among individual investors rebounded last month after having set a 17-year low in July. The August AAII Asset Allocation survey also shows declines in equity and fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 1.1 percentage points to 66.8%. August was the 53rd consecutive month that equity allocations were above their historical…

 

July AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Cash Allocations Fall to 17½-Year Low

Last month, individual investors’ proportionate cash allocations were the smallest they’ve been in 17½ years. The July AAII Asset Allocation Survey also showed a small decline in equity holdings and a rebound in fixed-income holdings. Stock and stock fund allocations pulled back by 0.9 percentage points 67.9%. The modest decline follows what had been a…

 

Future Needs and Investments Determine Members’ Cash Allocations

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what determines how much they allocate to cash. More than three out five respondents (62%) said projected needs [required minimum distributions (RMDs), living expenses, emergencies, etc.] and/or future investment opportunities. Nearly 26% said their cash allocations are primarily determined by their short-term expectations for the…