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…

 

AAII’s Guide to the Top ETFs for 2017

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Fund Portfolio: Two ETFs Replaced With Lower-Cost Equivalents Following James Cloonan’s quarterly review of the AAII Model Fund Portfolio, he replaced two ETFs. The new mid-cap and small-cap ETFs have both lower expense ratios and lower trading costs than the funds they are…

 

Value Investing Is Not Dead

Value investing was described as “losing its effectiveness” by The Wall Street Journal on Monday. The article was published approximately two months after Goldman Sachs issued a report entitled, “The Death of Value?” A quick glance at the recent numbers shows why such commentary is being written. For the 10-year period ending June 30, 2017,…

 

Bonus Audio Added to the August Journal

We’ve recently added bonus audio of FactSet’s Elisabeth Kashner giving guidance on building a portfolio of ETFs. She also shares the biggest lesson she’s learned over the course of her career. If you haven’t read the full interview with Elisabeth in this month’s AAII Journal, we suggest you do. She discusses the complexities of ETFs…