AAII.com: Top Funds Guide and Audio Clips
by CI Staff
You can now access the extended version of the 2008 Top Mutual Funds Guide from the AAII Web site. The download expands on the recently published “Individual Investor’s Guide to the Top Mutual Funds” by providing a full-data page of performance data through year-end 2008 for the over 1,400 funds that are tracked by AAII for the Quarterly Mutual Fund Update.
Chapter 12 of the download, A Key to Terms and Statistics, provides definitions for each data element presented on the mutual fund data pages.
The mutual funds in this file are arranged by category. Chapter 3 of the download, Mutual Fund Categories, helps explain how the funds are categorized. If you are not sure which category a given fund is placed in, you can use the Find function within the Adobe PDF reader to search for text such as a fund’s ticker symbol or name. The Find function is activated by clicking on the binoculars icon within the toolbar or by clicking on the Locate a Fund bookmark
To download the PDF file, go to the AAII Guides area of the site (www.aaii.com/guides) and choose Top Mutual Funds Guide, or go to www.aaii.com/guides/mfguide. In order to download the PDF file, you need a copy of Adobe Reader installed. You can get a free copy of this software from www.adobe.com.
This newly added area of AAII.com includes a regularly updated audio clip from past AAII Investor Conferences. An archive of featured clips is also available. Audio clips include: “Making the Right Stock & Mutual Fund Decisions” from Don Phillips; “Retirement Investing: How to Make Your Nest Egg Last Longer” from Maria Crawford Scott, editor of the AAII Journal; “The Economy and the Financial Markets—What’s Next?” from Steve Forbes; and “23 Timeless Investment Ideas” from Jonathan Pond. Presentation handouts are available for some of the presentations as well.
To listen to Audio Segments, visit www.aaii.com/audio.
Users of Stock Investor Pro no longer have to use a CD-ROM to install the program. This Program/Data Install file is available for download at AAII.com. New users can use this download to install the program for the first time, while current users can use it to re-install the program along with the most recent weekly data. For more information, go to www.aaii.com/stockinvestor and choose Data Updates.