Those who participate in employee-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans often find there is nowhere to turn for guidance. AAII now paves the route to smart 401(k) investing through a new Web site called Investing Pathways, located at www.investingpathways.com.
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Free to all AAII members, Investing Pathways provides the education and advice 401(k) investors need. The focus is squarely on topics crucial to retirement planning—the basics of investing, the trade-off between risk and reward, and the fundamentals of asset allocation.
The Professional Portfolio Observer is one of the sites best features. You can review specific portfolio allocations for investors of different age groups as recommended by financial planners.
In the Portfolio Makeover area, you get an inside look at how actual investors manage their finances. Read what professionals have to say about each portfolio—a concise evaluation of the good and bad, along with realistic steps that can be taken to correct deficiencies. In many cases, youll find subtle ways to improve your own portfolio through these makeovers.
The Guides and Classroom areas help you with the tough decisions 401(k) plan investors face. Guides include: The Ultimate Asset Allocation Guide, the Money and Investing Guide, Guide to Mutual Fund Investing, and Guide to the Top Web Sites. Classrooms include interactive quizzes and take you step-by-step through basic investing concepts.
Participate in AAII Member Surveys
Voice your opinion on the market and your resulting portfolio allocation in our Community area of AAII.com.
Where does the AAII community think the market is going? Find out with the Sentiment Survey. You can also place your own vote each week by choosing among bullish, bearish, or neutral.
The Sentiment Survey results are calculated on a weekly basis and posted each Thursday morning. Members are only able to vote one time during any weekly period.
Results for the past several weeks are also available or, for a glimpse further back, historical results since 1987 can be downloaded as an Excel file. (Click on Past Results & Downloads.)
Asset Allocation Survey
Where is your money invested and how do your choices stack up against the AAII community?
The Asset Allocation Survey is calculated on a monthly basis and posted on the first day of the month. Members are only able to vote one time during any monthly period; no personally identifying questions are asked.
Results show the percentage change from the prior month for each category. To view average portfolio allocations over time, historical results can also be downloaded as an Excel file.
The AAII Member Surveys are published in Barrons and at AAII.com.