Market Factors and Regular Rebalancing Affecting Allocation Decisions

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what most often causes them to alter their portfolio allocations. The largest group (14% of all respondents) cited market factors such momentum, technical analysis and valuation. More than 13% said that they periodically rebalance their portfolios or otherwise make small adjustments when their allocations stray…

 

March AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Three-Year High for Fixed-Income

Fixed-income exposure among individual investors rose last month to levels not seen since January 2015, tying a three-year high. The March AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows higher exposure to equities and smaller cash positions. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 2.5 percentage points, to 64.0%. The rebound reversed two months of declines. It also kept…

 

AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Equity Allocations Fall to Three-Year Low

Equity allocations among individual investors declined to a three-year low last month, according to the February AAII Asset Allocation Survey. At the same time, individual investors boosted their cash allocations to a three-year high. Fixed-income allocations were slightly lower. Stock and stock fund allocations fell by 1.0 percentage points to 61.5%. This is the smallest…

 

Members Holding Portfolios Steady or Buying Stocks

January’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they plan to make this year. Nearly one-third of all respondents (32%) said they either are not intending to make any changes or will rebalance their portfolios as necessary. Many of these respondents indicated that they are following long-term strategies. Slightly…

 

January Asset Allocation Survey: Cash Allocations Rise to a 2.5-Year High

Last month, individual investors increased their cash allocations to the highest level and cut their equity allocations to the lowest level in two and a half years, according to the January AAII Asset Allocation Survey. At the same time, bond allocations rose to a one-year high. Stock and stock fund allocations fell by 2.8 percentage…

 

Members Mostly Staying Steady With Allocations

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how their current allocation compares to their expectations. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said their current allocation is either about the same or matches their intended strategy. Slightly more than 17% said they are holding more cash than anticipated. About 8% said…

 

December AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Fixed-Income Allocations Reach 11-Month High

Individual investors ended 2015 with their largest bond exposure since last January, according to the December AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity and cash allocations were both slightly down. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 0.2 percentage points to 65.3%. The change was not large enough to prevent equity allocations from remaining above their historical…

 

AAII Investor Update: Protecting Your Digital Assets

A part of the process for managing your finances that is easy to overlook is protecting your digital assets. Not your online persona (e.g., “Fly Fishing Bill”), but your records, statements, passwords, etc. Computer viruses, malware and identity theft are certainly concerns to take action on, but so is protecting your files containing your financial…

 

October Allocation Survey: Many Investors See Opportunity Overseas, But Not All

October’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members why they are or are not allocating to international markets. Nearly a third of all respondents (32%) said they are not allocating to international markets. Many of these individual investors thought U.S. stocks offer better investment opportunities; others thought foreign markets were too risky or said…