The February 2019 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

COVER ARTICLE The Individual Investor’s Guide to the Top Mutual Funds 2019 By AAII Staff Our annual mutual fund guide provides information and performance statistics on 727 funds.   NOTES & OPINIONS Dispatches Current news items of interest to individual investors. Majority of Retirees Regret Not Saving More for Retirement Older Workers Investing More in…

 

Do the Top ETFs Continue to Outperform?

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Recent Performance Influences Fund Choices A mutual fund’s recent returns and its relative performance significantly influence whether investors choose to buy or hold onto the fund. The magnitude of these returns and whether the fund is already owned also plays a role. Data shows…

 

AAII Weekly Digest: Making Sense of Mutual Fund Data

A Second Look at How Target Date Funds Change Their Allocations Target date funds offer the premise of a one-stop solution for investors seeking professional allocation strategies. They are commonplace in 401(k) and other similar employer-sponsored retirement plans. However, there remains confusion about how to use target date funds. This article offers an overview of…

 

Most Mutual Funds Do Not Outperform

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Fund Manager Experience Does Not Predict Outperformance Experience by itself does not predict whether or not a mutual fund manager will outperform in the future. Though mutual fund managers who have been the sole manager of their funds have as a group outperformed the…

 

The Truth About Top-Performing Mutual Fund Managers

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: The Truth About Top-Performing Mutual Fund Managers It’s only natural for investors to look at past performance when selecting managers of either mutual funds or separate accounts. Almost everyone is impressed by a strong track record. However, investors may be making a crucial mistake by fleeing…